Dr Gabriela Pavarini is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society Group at the University of Oxford, affiliated to the Department of Psychiatry and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities. Her work is motivated by a commitment to empowering young people as agents of change for an inclusive, fair and healthy future. Combining psychiatry, ethics and digital innovation, Dr Pavarini has co-designed a number of digital tools to promote young people’s civic participation and engagement with mental health. She co-designed the Tracing Tomorrow game, which engages adolescents with issues around digital phenotyping in psychiatry. She is currently leading PI on project that aims to co-design and test an online peer support programme for adolescent mental health during COVID-19. She also co-leads a British Academy project aimed at co-designing a chatbot to support Brazilian young people’s sense of agency and responsibility in promoting the wellbeing of their communities. In addition to her research work, Dr Pavarini co-leads The Lancet Young Leaders for Global Mental Health and their global mental health campaign My Mind Our Humanity.
Dr Pavarini works for the University of Oxford, an institutions whose core mission is to make significant contributions to society, through research and teaching. She is affiliated to the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society Group (led by Prof. Ilina Singh), which aims to bring the first person experiences of children and young people into ethical evaluation, clinical decision-making and policy-making. She also leads the group of Lancet Young Leaders for Global Mental Health (My Mind Our Humanity Campaign), whose core mission is to foster young people’s participatory engagement with mental health.