Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate



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160Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





I am a PhD student supervised by Professor Mireille B Toledano within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

My research examines the role of pubertal transition on the mental health of adolescents, with a particular focus on whether the use of mobile phones and other wireless devices interact with pubertal variables in determining mental health outcomes. My current work includes epidemiological analysis of the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP) and the Consortium on Vulnerability to Externalizing Disorders and Addictions (c-VEDA) cohorts.

My undergraduate degree was in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambrige subsequently I completed an MSc in Applied Statistics from Birkbeck, Unversity of London. Previous to my work as researcher, I worked as a secondary school science teacher in comprehensive schools in London, and as a Consultant in Data Science. My research interests in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Bayesian Inference, and Adolescent Development.



Girela Serrano BM, Spiers A, Ruotong L, et al., 2022, Impact of mobile phones and wireless devices use on children and adolescents´ mental health: a systematic review, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Official Journal of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN:1018-8827

Girela-Serrano BM, Guerrero-Jimenez M, Spiers ADV, et al., 2022, Obesity and overweight among children and adolescents with bipolar disorder from the general population: A review of the scientific literature and a meta-analysis, Early Intervention in Psychiatry: the Development, Onset and Treatment of Emerging Mental Disorders, Vol:16, ISSN:1751-7885, Pages:113-125

Fernandes GS, Spiers A, Vaidya N, et al., 2021, Adverse childhood experiences and substance misuse in young people in India: results from the multisite cVEDA cohort, Bmc Public Health, Vol:21, ISSN:1471-2458


Patjamontri S, Spiers A, Smith RB, et al., 2021, Salivary sex steroids as markers of puberty in boys during late childhood and adolescence, 59th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology - 2021, KARGER, Pages:366-366, ISSN:1663-2818

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