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Publications related to COVID-19 theme can be found below. Other publications can be found on the specific theme or project pages. 
Theme 6.1 COVID-19 related publications
Project 3: Stressors, coping and symptoms of adjustment disorder in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic 

Lotzin, A., Acquarini, E., Ajdukovic, D., Ardino, V., Böttche, M., Bondjers, K., ... & Schäfer, I. (2020). Stressors, coping and symptoms of adjustment disorder in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic–study protocol of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) pan-European study. European journal of psychotraumatology, 11(1), 1780832.

Gelezelyte, O., Dragan, M, Grajewski, P., Kvedaraite, M., Lotzin, A., Skrodzka, M, Nomeikaite, A., & Kazlauskas, E. (2021). Predictors of suicide ideation in Lithuania and Poland amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Advance online publication.


Jernslett, M., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Lioupi, C., Syros, I., Kapatais, A., Karamanoli, V., Evgeniou, E., Messas, K., Palaiokosta, T., Papathanasiou, E., & Lotzin, A. (2022). Disentangling the associations between past childhood adversity and psychopathology during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating roles of specific pandemic stressors and coping strategies. Child Abuse & Neglect, 129, 105673.

Zrnić Novaković, I., Lueger-Schuster, B., Verginer, L., Bakić, H., Ajduković, D., Borges, C., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Javakhishvili, J. Darejan, Tsiskarishvili, L., Dragan, M., Nagórka, N., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Lioupi, C., & Lotzin, A. (2022). You can't do anything about it, but you can make the best of it: A qualitative analysis of pandemic-related experiences in six European countries. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13(1), 2065431.

Lotzin, A., Ketelsen, R., Zrnic, I., Lueger-Schuster, B., Böttche, M., & Schäfer, I. (2022). The Pandemic Stressor Scale: factorial validity and reliability of a measure of stressors during a pandemic. BMC Psychology, 10, 92.

Meyer, C., El-Haj-Mohamad, R., Stammel, N., Lotzin, A., Schäfer, I., Knaevelsrud, C., and Böttche, M. (2022). Associations of depressive symptoms, COVID-19-related stressors, and coping strategies. A comparison between cities and towns in Germany. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 791312.


von Hülsen, L., Kenntemich, L., Schäfer, I., Böttche, M., Lueger-Schuster, B., Gallinat, J., & Lotzin, A. (in print). Networks of pandemic-specific stressors, risk factors and clinical symptoms: A comparison between women and men during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 


Kazlauskas, E., Gelezelyte, O., Kvedaraite, M., Ajdukovic, D., Bergh Johannesson, K., Böttche, M., Bondjers, K., Dragan, M., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Grajewski, P, Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Javakhishvili, J. D., Lioupi, C., Lueger-Schuster, B., Mouthaan, J., Bagaric, I. R., Sales, L., Schäfer, I., Soydas, S., Tsiskarishvili, L., Zrnic Novakovic, I., & Lotzin, A. (in print). Psychometric properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) in 9320 adults across seven European countries: Findings from the ESTSS ADJUST study. Journal of Affective Disorders. 

Kenntemich, L., von Hülsen, L., Schäfer, I., Böttche, M., & Lotzin, A. (in print). Profiles of risk factors for depressive and anxiety symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic: A latent class analysis. Psychiatry Research. 


Zrnić Novaković, I., Ajduković, D., Bakić, H., Borges, C., Figueiredo-Braga, M., Lotzin, A., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Lioupi, C., Javakhishvili, J. D., & Lueger-Schuster, B. (2023). Shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic: Psychological responses from a subjective perspective - A longitudinal mixed-methods study across five European countries. PLoS ONE, 18(4), e0285078. 2022 


Ajduković, M., Rezo Bagarić, I., & Ajduković, D. (2022). Is there anything good about the COVID-19 pandemic? Perceptions of the positive consequences at the beginning of the pandemic. Psihologijske teme, 31(1), 1-25. 


Eklund R, Bondjers K, Hensler I, Bragesjö M, Johannesson KB, Arnberg FK, Sveen J. (2022). Daily uplifts during the COVID-19 pandemic: what is considered helpful in everyday life? BMC Public Health. 22(1), 1-10. 


Kenntemich, L., von Hülsen, L., Schäfer, I., Böttche, M., & Lotzin, A. (2023). Coping profiles and differences in well‐being during the COVID‐19 pandemic: A latent profile analysis. Stress and Health, 39(2), 460-473.

Lenferink L. I. M., Mouthaan J., Fritz, A. M., Soydas, S., Eidhof, M., Van Hoof, M-J., Groen, S. P. M, & Mooren, T. T. M. (2022). Predicting transitions between longitudinal classes of posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: protocol of a latent transition model in a general Dutch sample. BMJ Open, 12, e055696. https://doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2021-055696 

Lotzin, A., Ketelsen, R., Krause, L., Ozga, A.-K., B., Böttche, M., & Schäfer, I. (2022). The Pandemic Coping Scale - validity and reliability of a brief measure of coping during a pandemic. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 10(1), 762-785. 

Annett Lotzin, Linda Krause, Elena Acquarini, Dean Ajdukovic, Xenia Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, Vittoria Ardino, Kristina Bondjers, Maria Böttche, Małgorzata Dragan, Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Odeta Gelezelyte, Piotr Grajewski, Jana Darejan Javakhishvili, Evaldas Kazlauskas, Lonneke Lenferink, Chrysanthi Lioupi, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Trudy Mooren, Luisa Sales, Aleksandra Stevanovic, Josefin Sveen, Lela Tsiskarishvili, Irina Zrnic Novakovic, Ingo Schäfer & ADJUST Study Consortium (2022) Risk and protective factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic - findings from a pan-European study, European Journal of Psychotraumatology,13:2, DOI: 10.1080/20008066.2022.2138099

Lueger-Schuster, B., Zrnić Novaković, I., & Lotzin, A. (2022). Two years of COVID-19 in Austria - Exploratory longitudinal study of mental health outcomes and coping behaviors in the general population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 8223. 

Project 4: High-risk occupational groups responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tehkin, S., Glover, N., Greene, T., Lamb, D., Murphy, D., Billings, J. (2022). Experiences and Views of Frontline Healthcare Workers' Family Members in the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A qualitative study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Billings, J., Greene, T., Kember, T., Grey, N., El-Leithy, S., Lee, D., ... & Bloomfield, M. A. (2020). Supporting hospital staff during COVID-19: Early interventions. Occupational Medicine. DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqaa098

Greene, T., Bloomfield, M. A., & Billings, J. (2020). Psychological trauma and moral injury in religious leaders during COVID-19. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(1), 143-145. DOI: 10.1037/tra0000641

Greene, T., Harju-Seppänen, J., Adeniji, M., Steel, C., Grey, N., Brewin, C.R., Bloomfield, M.A., Billings, J.  (2021). Predictors and rates of PTSD, depression and anxiety in UK frontline health and social care workers during COVID-19. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Billings, J., Biggs, C, Chi Fung Ching, B, Gfoka, V., Singleton, D., Bloomfield, M., Greene, T.  (2021). Experiences of mental health professionals supporting frontline health and social care workers during COVID-19: A qualitative study.  BJPsych Open 7, E70

Brewin, C.A., Bloomfield, M.A., Billings, J., Harju-Seppänen, J., Greene, T. (2021). What symptoms best predict severe distress in an online survey of UK health and social care staff facing COVID-19: Development of the two-item tipping point index. BMJ Open, 11, e047345

Billings, J., Ching, B.C.F, Gkofa, V., Greene, T., Bloomfield, M. (2021). Experiences of frontline healthcare workers and their views about support during COVID-19 and previous pandemics: a systematic review and qualitative meta-synthesis. BMC Health Services Research, 21

Billings, J., Abou Seif, N., Hegarty, S., Ondruskova, T., Soulios, E., Bloomfield, M. Greene, T. (2021). What support do frontline workers want? A qualitative study of health and social care workers' experiences and views of psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLOS One, 16, e0256454

Greene, T., El-Leithy, S., Billings, J., Albert, I., Birch, J., Cambell, M., Ehntholt, K., Fortune, L., Gilbert, N, Grey, N, Hana, L, Kennerley, H., Lee, D., Lunn, S., Murphy, D., Robertson, M., Wade, D., Brewin, C.R., Bloomfield M.A.P. (2022). Research Letter: Anticipating PTSD in severe COVID survivors: The case for screen-and-treat. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Tehkin, S., Glover, N., Greene, T., Lamb, D., Murphy, D., Billings, J. (2022). Experiences and Views of Frontline Healthcare Workers' Family Members in the UK during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A qualitative study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.

Berkhout, S. G., Stein, H., Billings, J., Abou Seif, N., Singleton, D., Hegarty, S., Ondruskova, T., Soulious, E., Bloomfield, M., Greene, T., Seto, A., Abbey, S., Sheehan, K.  Shared sources and mechanisms of healthcare worker distress in COVID-19: A comparative qualitative study in Canada and the UK. European Journal of Psychotraumatology.


Project 7: Psychological Effects of the Corona Virus COVID19

  • Ennis, N., Shorer, S., Shoval‐Zuckerman, Y., Freedman, S., Monson, C. M., & Dekel, R. (2020). Treating posttraumatic stress disorder across cultures: A systematic review of cultural adaptations of trauma‐focused cognitive behavioral therapies. Journal of clinical psychology, 76(4), 587-611.

  • Butter, S., McGlinchey, E., Berry, E., & Armour, C. (2020, July 24). Psychological, social, and situational factors associated with COVID-19 vaccination intentions: A study of UK key workers and non-key workers. Preprint:

  • Groarke, J. M., Berry, E., Wisener, L-G., McKenna-Plumley, P., McGlinchey, E., & Armour, C. (2020, Jun 24). Loneliness in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional results from The COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study. Preprint:

  • McGlinchey, E., Hitch, C., Butter, S., Mccaughey, L., Berry, E., & Armour, C. (submitted, preprit: 2020, July 24). Understanding the lived experiences of Healthcare Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Interpretative phenomenological analysis. Preprint: 

  • Armour, C., McGlinchey, E., Butter, S., McAloney-Kocaman, K., & McPherson, K. E. (2020, May 29). Understanding the longitudinal psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom; a methodological overview of The COVID-19 Psychological Wellbeing Study. Preprint:









Project 9:  COVID-19 Unmasked: Understanding the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on young children (1-5 years) and their families


Study websites or social media platforms 




Interview for the Dutch newspaper (NRC), by Willemijn van Eldik and Anneloes van Baar.


Media outputs (no new outputs since last update)

  • Metrics for the first two media releases in Australia –October 2020 to April 13 2021. 

    • Volume:  37 items across print, radio (FM and AM) and online outlets. 

    • Total potential reach: 515, 668 

    • Coverage in 6/8 states and territories (QLD, NSW, VIC, WA, SA and ACT).  

  • US: 3 TV interviews, 3 newspaper/online articles 

  • the Netherlands: 1 newspaper article  



De Young, A.C. Longitudinal cohort study examining mental health of young children and their caregivers during the pandemic. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Congress. May 2022.

De Young, A.C. Impact of wide-scale disruptive events on mental health during early childhood. Paper presented at the Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress (ACOTS), Virtual, 17 September 2021.

De Young. A.C. Mental health outcomes during the first 12-months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Child Development Program. September 2022.

De Young, A.C. Mental health outcomes during the first 12-months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research Education - CCHR Seminar Series. 14 April 2022

De Young, A.C. Disruptive events and impact on mental health in the early years. Mental Health Professionals Network. 14 July 2022.

De Young, A.C. Supporting Young Children and Families During Disruptive Events. Early Intervention Clinician/Early Intervention Parenting Clinican Annual State Wide Workshop. June 2022.



One of our Dutch collaborators has received funding to travel to Australia for 2-months to work on publications from our global collaboration dataset as part of her PhD

Mira Vasileva won the 2023 research prize for the German Society of Traumatic Stress (DeGPT) - submission included several of her COVID Unmasked papers.


Resource development

Therapeutic story books, online games, relaxation books and activities: Birdie’s Tree - Growing together through natural disasters | CHQ (



Vasileva, M...& DeYoung (2022). Preschooler stressor-related thoughts and worries during the COVID-19 pandemic: Development and validation of a caregiver-report instrument. Traumatology.

De Young et al., (2021), COVID-19 Unmasked Global Collaboration Protocol: longitudinal cohort study examining mental health of young children and caregivers during the pandemic. European Journal of Psychotraumatology Full article: COVID-19 Unmasked Global Collaboration Protocol: longitudinal cohort study examining mental health of young children and caregivers during the pandemic (


Sicouri, G., March, S., Pellicano, L., De Young, A., Donovan, C., Cobham, V., ... & Hudson, J. (2021). Mental Health Symptoms in Children and Adolescents during COVID-19 in Australia. 10.31234/ 


Vasileva, M., Alisic, E., & De Young, A. (2021). COVID-19 unmasked: preschool children’s negative thoughts and worries during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1), 1924442.  

Under Review: - 2 manuscripts have been going through revise and re-submission processes (1 has been held up by a journal for >12mths but hopefully close to acceptance; the other pending minor revisions)

Additional data collection

Originally, this was going to be a survey completed over 4-time points during a 12-month period. Given the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, the Australian team are planning to complete another survey around the 18-month and 24-month time-points to continue to explore the mental health impacts over time.


If you are interested in learning more about these projects, please contact Alex deYoung (

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