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I joined King’s College London in November 2014 as a Postdoctoral Researcher after obtaining a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine. My areas of expertise are Neuroscience (BSc also from UC Irvine) and the use of neuroimaging to understand brain plasticity/development and how they relate to behavior. While working on the IMAGEN project based at the Social, Genetic, and Development Psychiatry Centre I have explored how the environment influences the development of the adolescent brain and mental health disorders. Since 2016 I have also been the Project Coordinator of the third follow-up of the IMAGEN study ( I was promoted to Lecturer in September 2018. 

Research interests:

  • Neuroscience 
  • Neuroimaging 
  • Environment 
  • Mental Health 

Research groups:

Prof Gunter Schumann’s research group at the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Precision Medicine (PONS) 


I teach the ‘Introduction to Neuroimaging in Psychiatry’ as part of the MSc GED module. I have also taught the ‘How to Give Poster/Powerpoint Presentations’ to the PaSS Division students.