Matthias Pierce

Matthias Pierce, PhD


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Matthias is a Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Women’s Mental Health, in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health. His central interest is on understanding how family shapes mental health and mental illness. His work tends to focus on large, observational datasets, using a range of biostatistical methods, including causal inference methods, longitudinal modelling, survey methods, latent class analysis and network analysis. His interests also include children and young people's mental health, prison mental health, the effect of the COVID pandemic, perinatal epidemiology and substance misuse.


PhD - University of Manchester 2016

MSc Medical Statistics - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2008

BSc Physics and Philosophy - King's College London 2005

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Digital Futures
  • Healthier Futures


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