Prakashini Banka

Prakashini Banka, a doctoral candidate at Trinity College, the University of Dublin, is specializing in child psychology/mental health and quantitative methodology. This was her first time mentoring an undergraduate researcher. Together with Julianne, she was involved in the data collection, entry, audit, and analyses of the Healthy Schools Programme project. “It has been a pleasure working with Julianne. She is quick at learning new methods and adapting to a new environment,” said Banka. “Looking at children’s drawings together with quantitative data is very interesting as it provides the additional qualitative aspect that numbers might miss when it comes to evaluating children’s mental health.”