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Mary Barker
PhD student



Mary is a third-year PhD student working with the Martin House Research Centre at the University of York. Her PhD project focuses on the mental health of children and young people with life-limiting conditions. She has conducted two systematic reviews of this topic and is currently using routinely-collected data to analyse the incidence of anxiety and depression in this population.  Prior to her PhD studies, she graduated from Imperial College London with a Master of Public Health (MPH). 


  • MPH, Imperial College London
  • BSc in Biology with Professional Placement, University of Bath



Mary's research interests include epidemiology, mental health and life-limiting illness in children.


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Selected publications

  • Barker, M. et al. (2019) Prevalence and incidence of anxiety and depression among children, adolescents, and young adults with life-limiting conditions. A systematic review and meta-analysis  doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1712
  • Mireku, M., Barker, M. et al. (2018) Night-time screen-based media device use and adolescents' sleep and health-related quality of life
  • Mireku, M., Barker, M. et al. (2019) Processed data on the night-time use of screen-based media devices and adolescents' sleep quality and health-related quality of life

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Mary Barker
PhD student