Dr Francesca Cotier
Francesca joined King’s as a Teaching Fellow and year 2 curriculum coordinator in September 2019. Her primary research interests lie in identifying the interactive genetic, clinical and environmental determinants involved in the development and maintenance of Psychosis using twin designs. Further to this, Francesca holds a strong interest in exploring the mental health benefits of meditation and other mind-body practices using neuroscientific approaches. She completed her PhD at the University of Hong Kong in 2016. Her thesis considered the relationship between social defeat and psychosis proneness in a Chinese population. Throughout her PhD studies, Francesca taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of Psychology courses. After completing her PhD, Francesca worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology at the University of Hong Kong.
- Genetic, clinical and environmental determinants involved in the development and maintenance of Psychosis
- Mental health benefits of meditation and other mind body approaches.
Francesca teaches across a range of year 2 modules including modules such as The Origin of Individual Differences, Clinical Psychology and Research Methods.