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Biography

I am a current Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College London’s Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre. My work uses a combination of computational genetics, next generation sequencing and functional genomics in the context of psychiatric disorders, to understand the underlying biology behind the genetic associations discovered using genome-wide association studies. In addition, my work focuses on how the environment can interact with genetics to result in a given phenotype. My work also focuses on genes, telomeres, inflammation and hippocampal neurogenesis in the context of psychiatric disorders, and how currently available drugs such as lithium may reverse the biological phenotypes associated with these disorders.

Education

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - King’s College London:

  • February 2017 – January 2020
  • PhD in Neuroscience

 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - King’s College London:

  • September 2014 - September 2015
  • MSc in Neuroscience

 University of Southampton:

  • September 2011 – June 2014
  • BSc – Psychology

Awards

  • 3-year Fully Funded PhD Studentship – The Rayne Foundation
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) award
  • Early Career Investigator Award – International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
  • ARK Stockholm Summer School Travel Award – Ageing Research
  • ARK Biology of Ageing Conference Travel Award
  • ARK Beijing Summer School Travel Award – Inflammation Research
  • WCPG 2018 Travel Award – Guarantors of Brain
  • King’s College London Public Engagement Grant