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Dr Charlotte Fontaine



Charlie is a lecturer in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences at ACAP. She received her PhD from the University of Warwick in Health Sciences. Her PhD explored resilience in adolescent mental health, determining resilience factors for bullied LGBTQI adolescents and exploring the role of anxiety and worry in school transition for young adolescents. She has presented these findings at conferences internationally. Charlie received a Master’s in Clinical Aspects of Psychology from the University of Reading; she completed a placement in the Anxiety and Depression clinic, contributing to research exploring online CBT as effective treatment for anxiety in adolescents. Her Master’s thesis investigated the types of individuals drawn to pain and who engage in painful activities.

Teaching/coordination Responsibilities

  • PSYC2032 & 5032 Learning and Memory (Unit coordinator and Lecturer)
Expert Comment Topics
Mental Wellbeing

Research and Scholarships (include grants and publications)

Feijó, L. M., Tarman, G. Z., Fontaine, C., Harrison, R., Johnstone, T., & Salomons, T. (2018). Sex-specific effects of gender identification on pain study recruitment. The Journal of Pain, 19(2), 178-185.

Fontaine, C., Connor, C., Channa, S., Palmer, C., & Birchwood, M. (2017). The impact of emotional acknowledgement and self-esteem on resilience to family dysfunction. European Psychiatry, 41, S734-S735.

Fontaine, C., Connor, C., Channa, S., Palmer, C., & Birchwood, M. (2017). The impact of the transition from primary school to secondary school on young adolescents. European Psychiatry, 41, S179-S180.

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