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Jo Keeler 2023

Dr Johanna Keeler

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Module lead – Health Psychology, Public Health Msc

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Biography

I started my studies in psychology at the University of Exeter where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2020. Following this, I joined CREW at KCL as part of the Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) in late 2020, with a project examining alterations in neuroplasticity in anorexia nervosa and treatment implications (supervised by Dr Hubertus Himmerich and Professor Janet Treasure), which was completed in 2023.

My research interests are mainly in the neurobiology of eating disorders, using mixed methodology (e.g., neuroimaging, neuropsychological measures, blood-based markers of inflammation and neuroprotection), the phenomenology of cognitive and brain changes in people with AN, as well as the translation to novel psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological and arts-based treatments.

Research Interests

  • Psychoimmunology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Qualitative research

Teaching

Module lead – Health Psychology, Public Health Msc

Research

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Centre for Research in Eating And Weight Disorders (CREW)

The Eating Disorders Research Group aims to find out more about the neurobiological, genetic and psychological causes and consequences of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders, and to use that knowledge to develop new and better treatments.

Research

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Centre for Research in Eating And Weight Disorders (CREW)

The Eating Disorders Research Group aims to find out more about the neurobiological, genetic and psychological causes and consequences of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders, and to use that knowledge to develop new and better treatments.