Dr Nicola Byrom
Dr Byrom is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences at KCL. Her research focuses on university student mental health. With a particular interest in peer support, informal networks of support and settings-based approaches to improving public mental health. She is currently directing SMaRteN, the UKRI funded Student Mental Health Research Network.
Nicola’s research here is inspired by her personal experiences and her work in the charity sector. She founded the student mental health charity, Student Minds, in 2009 with the ambition for all students to feel confident talking about mental health. She has worked to build and support better formal and informal networks of peer support to normalise conversations around mental health.