Elena is based at King’s College London and has been collaborating with DATAMIND to manage the core activity of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) curated mental health data.
The primary focus of her role is on the ongoing maintenance and development of the Catalogue of Mental Health Measures, a platform designed to facilitate mental health research and maximise the uptake of mental health and wellbeing data already collected by longitudinal studies. As part of this, she has also been liaising with members from the third sector and partners at HDR UK to consider the needs of other sectors and the ways in which the Catalogue can continue to expand to address them.
Most recently, Elena has been contributing to Landscaping International Longitudinal Datasets, a project aimed to search the world for large longitudinal datasets that have the potential to support transformative research on mental health, funded by the Wellcome Trust and in partnership with MQ Mental Health Research, the Open Data Institute, the Centre for Global Mental Health, and DATAMIND.
Elena holds a dual BSc in Biology and Psychology and a MSc in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology.