Miranda Wolpert

Professor @ Welcome Trust

Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE, heads up the new Mental Health Priority Area (MHPA) Initiative at Wellcome Trust. The MHPA seeks to transform outcomes for those with mental health difficulties: starting with depression and anxiety in youth by creating a super-science of mental health within 10 years. The MHPA has £200,000,000 allocated to support this ambition in the first five years.

Miranda is a world expert on child and adolescent mental health and Professor in Evidence Based Practice and Research at UCL. In previous roles she has worked as a clinician helping children and young people and their families with a range of mental health difficulties. She has founded and led not-for-profit collaborations that seek to change the lives of those with mental health problems and championed the involvement of those with lived experience as key collaborators in such initiatives.