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Barbara joined King's in 2014 as Department Administrator and PA to Professor Emily Simonoff in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

In 2017, she joined Dr Dennis Ougrin's team in the BeST? Services Trial, an NIHR-funded randomised controlled trial looking at improving mental health for infants who are placed in care. She concurrently worked as fundraising assistant for Professor Emily Simonoff working on the CYP fundraising campaign and Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People. 

In 2020, Barbara took up the role of Office Manager / Research facilitator in the Eating Disorders Unit in the Department of Psychological Medicine, working closely with Professor Ulrike Schmidt, Professor Kate Tchanturia, Professor Janet Treasure, Professor Iain Campbell, Professor Edgar Jones, Professor Khalida Ismail and Dr Hubertus Himmerich.

From July 2022 - July 2023, Barbara will be seconded as Communications Officer in the IoPPN Press & Communications Team.