Understanding identity journeys in mental health using natural language processing and machine learning

Dr Miriam Koschate-Reis is a Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology. Her research focuses on the interplay between social group processes and digital technology.

She has studied social interactions between members of different groups (e.g. work groups, disciplines, human-robot interactions) and effects on cooperation and helping behaviour.

Miriam will present some initial research showing that we can tell social group membership from the way individuals write. She will then discuss how this research can be used practically to give people greater control over their identity journeys and promote mental health using two examples: pregnant women’s journey into becoming a mother and peri-natal health, addicts’ journey towards a recovery identity to prevent relapse.

Find out more about Miriam’s work.