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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.

Research Interests 

  • 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.

Key publications

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