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  • NIHR BRC Maudsley PhD studentship, Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (2019 - present)
  • MSc Genes, Environment and Development in Psychology & Psychiatry (Distinction), King's College London (2018 - 2019)
  • BSc Biomedical Science (First Class with Honours), King’s College London (2014 - 2018)

Research Interests:

I am interested in the genetics and underlying biological pathways and mechanisms of common mental disorders with a particular interest in anxiety and depression. I work with data from the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study to explore anxiety and depression and their subtypes, clarify their genetic relationship and explore the biological component of these disorders by integrating biological and genomic data. I am also interested in understanding the genetic component of environmental risk factors such as reported trauma and the role of subjective experience in self-reports.


Depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. Young, K.S., Purves, K.L., Hübel, C., Davies, M.R., Thompson, K.N., Bristow, S., Krebs, G., Danese, A., Hirsch, C., Parsons, C.E., Vassos, E., Adey, B., Bright, S., Hegemann, L., Lee, Y.T., Kalsi, G., Monssen, D., Mundy, J., Peel, A., Rayner, C., Rogers, H., ter Kuile, A., Ward, C., York, K., Lin, Y., Palmos, A., Schmidt, U., Veale, D., Nicholson, T., Pollak, T., Stevelink, S., Moukhtarian, T., Martineau, A., Holt, H., Maughan, B., Al-Chalabi, A., Chaudhuri, K.R., Richardson, M.P., Bradley, J., Chinnery, P., Kingston, N., Papadia, S., Stirrups, K., Linger, R., Hotopf, M., Eley, T., Breen, G., May 14, 2021. In: PsyArXiv. doi:10.31234/