Louise ArseneaultIn autumn 2016 Louise Arseneault, who is Professor of Developmental Psychology at King's College London, was appointed to the new role of ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow.

Throughout the three year fellowship, Professor Arseneault will play a vital role in championing the role of the social sciences within mental health research. She will promote investment in this area and provide intellectual leadership and strategic advice on how social science research can best address the challenges that mental health poses for our society, communities and individuals. A proportion of Professor Arseneault’s fellowship will be spent on her own ‘beacon’ research project, which will investigate the impact of social relationships on mental health and wellbeing.