- PhD Student
BSc(Hons) Neuroscience – Otago University, New Zealand
MSc Clinical Neuroscience – Roehampton University, UK
I started at KCL in June 2021, working as a part time research assistant on the NESPRED study. We are investigating neurocognitive signatures that can predict risk factors for recurrent depression.
My PhD project will be a similar investigation, though more specifically focused on neurochemical signatures of attachment styles and stress as risk factors for major depressive disorder.
- Investigating the pathology of neurological and psychiatric disorders, in order to improve diagnosis and treatment
- Investigating the effect of exercise on mental health and neurocognitive function
- Neurophysiological methods in psychology and neuroscience
- Interoperative monitoring
Expertise and Public Engagement
I also work part-time as a surgical neurophysiologist, monitoring EEG, fEMG, MEPs and SSEPs from patients during spinal cord surgery to reduce and prevent injury to the nervous system.
BScHons thesis: Mirrored Visual Feedback and Visual Stimulation: Effects on the Excitability of the Primary Motor Cortex in Stroke Rehabilitation
MSc thesis: Effects of the Exercise Stimulated Hormone Irisin in Neurogenesis