Jodie Crooks

Jodie joined McPin as a Young Person Co-Researcher on the Blueprint project. Having graduated with a BSc in Psychology from Newcastle University this year, she is currently studying towards an MSc in Cognitive Development and Disorders at the University of Leeds. Previously, she worked as a Research Assistant at Newcastle University, where she investigated potential barriers and facilitators to organ donation in individuals from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. She has a passion for mental health and wellbeing, especially among young people and those with developmental difficulties. By joining The McPin Foundation, Jodie aims to use her lived experiences of mental illness to contribute to meaningful research, helping to improve the mental-health experiences of others.