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Dr. Kristin Hadfield

Assistant Professor (Psychology)

Dr. Kristin Hadfield is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology and the Trinity Centre for Global Health. Dr Hadfield completed her PhD in psychology at Trinity College Dublin in 2015. Following this, she worked as a visiting research specialist in the Department of Health Systems Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2014-2015), a postdoctoral research fellow at the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University (2015-2017), and as an assistant professor of positive psychology at Queen Mary University of London (2017-2020). Dr Hadfield's research focuses on how the resilience, wellbeing, and mental health of young people can best be promoted. She is interested in what makes children and adolescents thrive when faced with adverse or challenging contexts. To this end, she has been involved with and led longitudinal studies and with projects conducting evaluations of educational, psychosocial, and positive psychology-based interventions in multiple countries. Her projects use a multi-method approach to examine changes at multiple levels (psychological, physiological, cognitive, etc). She is interested in proximal influences on development (family, school, etc) but also in more distal factors, such as how community cohesion, healthcare provision, pollution exposure, access to green space, and experiences of climate changes influence young people's mental health and wellbeing. To examine the above, she focuses on effective measurement and in methodological innovations. This has included the adaptation and validation of a number of questionnaires, the use of cognitive and behavioural tasks, a focus on adolescent participation in health research and how this can best be promoted, and participatory engagement with youth co-researchers.
  CHILD DEVELOPMENT   Children/Youth   FAMILY   Global Mental Health   Humanitarianism   RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS   Refugees   resilience   Risk and resilience   Wellbeing
 Family Intervention for Empowerment through Reading and Education (FIERCE)
 Improving mental health, wellbeing, and resilience of healthcare workers in changing environments (APOLLO)
 Understanding and measuring pregnancy-related anxiety in low- and middle-income contexts: A pilot study in northern Ghana
 Developing a conceptual framework for climate attitudes
 Effects of early childhood trauma on the development of healthy interpersonal skills

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Khraisha, Q., Sawalha, L., Hadfield, K., Al-Soleiti, M., Dajani, R., & Panter-Brick, C., Coparenting, mental health, and the pursuit of dignity: A systems-level analysis of refugee father-mother narratives., Social science & medicine, 340, 2024, p116452 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hadfield K., Amos M., Ungar M., Gosselin J., Ganong L., Do Changes to Family Structure Affect Child and Family Outcomes? A Systematic Review of the Instability Hypothesis, Journal of Family Theory and Review, 10, (1), 2018, p87 - 110, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Blended Families, Shehan, C.L., Encyclopedia of Family Studies , 2016, [Nixon, E. & Hadfield, K. ], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED  DOI
Panter-Brick C., Eggerman M., Ager A., Hadfield K., Dajani R., Measuring the psychosocial, biological, and cognitive signatures of profound stress in humanitarian settings: impacts, challenges, and strategies in the field, Conflict and Health, 14, (1), 2020, p1-7 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Panter-Brick C., Hadfield K., Dajani R., Eggerman M., Ager A., Ungar M., Resilience in Context: A Brief and Culturally Grounded Measure for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Host-Community Adolescents, Child Development, 89, (5), 2018, p1803 - 1820, p1803-1820 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kristin Hadfield, Aly Ostrowski, Michael Ungar, What can we expect of the mental health and well-being of Syrian refugee children and adolescents in Canada?, Canadian Psychology, 2017, p1-29 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Linda C Theron, Yael Abreu-Villaça, Marcus Augusto-Oliveira, Caroline Brennan, Maria Elena Crespo-Lopez, Gabriela de Paula Arrifano, Lilah Glazer, Netsai Gwata, Liyuan Lin, Isabelle Mareschal, Shiri Mermelstein, Luke Sartori, Liesl Stieger, Andres Trotta, Kristin Hadfield, A systematic review of the mental health risks and resilience among pollution-exposed adolescents, Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Khraisha, Q., Put, S., Kappenberg, L., Warraitch, A., & Hadfield, K., Can large language models replace humans in the systematic review process? Evaluating GPT-4"s efficacy in screening and extracting data from peer-reviewed and grey literature in multiple languages., 2024, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Hadfield, K., McEwen, F.,El Khatib, H.,Pluess, K.,Chehade, N., Bosqui, T.,Skavenski, S., Murray, L., Weierstall-Pust, R., Karam, E., & Pluess, M., Feasibility and acceptability of phone-delivered psychological therapy for refugee children and adolescents in a humanitarian setting, 18, (1), 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Warraitch, A., Lee, M., Bruce, D., Curran, P., Khraisha, Q., Wacker, C., Hernon, J., & Hadfield, K., An umbrella review of reviews on challenges to meaningful adolescent involvement in health research, Health Expectations, 27, (1), 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Kristin Hadfield, Luke Sartori, Dominic Akaateba, Kelly Hadfield, Hamideh Bayrampour, Gilbert Abiiro, 'Measurement of pregnancy-related anxiety worldwide', PROSPERO, 2020, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Resilience to Prenatal Stress in, editor(s)Orit Taubman - Ben-Ari , Pathways and Barriers to Parenthood, Springer , 2019, pp127 - 153, [Michael Ungar, Kristin Hadfield, Nicole BushAmélie Quesnel-ValléeIgor Pekelny], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Michele Grossman, Michael Ungar, Joshua Brisson, Vivian Gerrand, Kristin Hadfield ,and Philip Jefferies, Understanding Youth Resilience to Violent Extremism: A Standardised Research Measure, 2017, Report, PUBLISHED
Clukay, CJ; Matarazzo, A; Dajani, R; Hadfield, K; Panter-Brick, C; Mulligan, CJ, FAAH, SLC6A4, and BDNF variants are not associated with psychosocial stress and mental health outcomes in a population of Syrian refugee youth, BioRxiv, 2019, p1-16 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Linda Theron, Yael Abreu-Villaça, Marcus Augusto-Oliveira, Caroline Brennan, Maria Elena Crespo-Lopez, Gabriela de Paula Arrifano, Lilah Glazer, Liyuan Lin, Isabelle Mareschal, Luke Sartori, Liesl Stieger, Andres Trotta, & Kristin Hadfield, 'Effects of Pollution on Child and Adolescent Mental Health: A Protocol for a Systematic Review', Research Square, 2020, -, Protocol or guideline, PUBLISHED
Azza Warraitch, Delali Bruce, Ciara Wacker, Kristin Hadfield, Involving young people in health research: A Delphi study protocol, School of psychology symposium, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, March, 2023, Poster, PRESENTED
Mareschal, I., El Kharouf, A., Bakhti, R., Dajani, R., Khraisha, Q., Michalek, J., Popham, C., Qtaishat, L., von Stumm, S., & Hadfield, K., FIERCE, OSF, 2022, Dataset, PUBLISHED
Mental health in displaced populations. in, editor(s)M. Ferrari , Handbook of resilience in displaced populations., 2024, [Khraisha, Q., & Hadfield, K.], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Resilience to prenatal stress. in, editor(s)O. Taubman Ben-Ari , Pathways and barriers to the transition to parenthood " Existential concerns regarding fertility, pregnancy, and early parenthood., 2020, [Ungar, M., Hadfield, K., Bush, N., Quesnel-Vallée, A., Pekelney, I.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
The inter-war years. Les années d'entre-deux-guerres. in, editor(s)M.F. Bardon & C. Moffatt , The History of Mechanical Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada 1876-2018. Le Génie mécanique au Collège militaire royal du Canada 1876-2018., 2018, [Bardon, M.F. & Hadfield, K.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


Award Date
IRC Research Ally 2023 December 2023