Dr Katherine S. Young is an NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Lecturer based in the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. Her background is in neuroscience, experimental and clinical psychology. Her translational research focuses on using neuroscientific techniques (e.g., neuroimaging, psychophysiology, cognitive testing) to better understand the development and maintenance of anxiety and depression, as well as to improve our mechanistic understanding of psychological treatments for these mental health problems. Her current work focuses on depression (particularly symptoms of ‘anhedonia’) in adolescents.
Dr Young completed her both her BA in Psychology and Physiology and DPhil in Psychiatry at Oxford University. Her doctoral research focused on examining behavioural and neural responses to infant social cues, and how these processes may become disrupted in postnatal depression. She moved to the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014 for a postdoctoral position with Prof. Michelle Craske. Here, her work took a broader focus, examining neural correlates of anxiety and depression as well as the effects psychological treatments have on brain functioning. She returned to the UK in 2018 to take up a BRC Lectureship based at the SGDP Centre.
- Anxiety and depression
- Neuroimaging (fMRI and M/EEG)
- Behavioural/cognitive testing
- Peripheral psychophysiology
- Mechanisms of psychological interventions
Abnormal Psychology; Research methods in Infants and Children
Expertise and Public Engagement:
Dr Young has been previously been involved with public engagement with science, contributing to articles in various newspapers about the biological basis of parenting (e.g., New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Times), and during her doctoral studies contributed to a Channel 4 TV programme called ‘Bedtime Live’. She is currently a consultant for a BBC TV drama under development about the future of technology and mental health in adolescents.
Young, K. S., Rennalls, S. J., Leppanen, J., Mataix-Cols, D., Simmons, A., Suda, M., Campbell, I. C., O'Daly, O. & Cardi, V., 1 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 274, p. 1068-1075 8 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.077
Sandman, C. F., Young, K. S., Burklund, L. J., Saxbe, D. E., Lieberman, M. D. & Craske, M. G., Jun 2020, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 129, 103612. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2020.103612
Tabak, B. A., Young, K. S., Torre, J. B., Way, B. M., Burklund, L. J., Eisenberger, N. I., Lieberman, M. D. & Craske, M. G., 14 Feb 2020, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 14, 11. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00011
Waters, A. M., LeBeau, R. T., Young, K. S., Dowell, T. L. & Ryan, K. M., 2020, In : Behaviour Research and Therapy. 124, p. 103499 1 p., 103499. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2019.103499
Young, K., Hasratian, A., Parsons, C. E., Zinbarg, R. E., Nusslock, R., Bookheimer, S. Y. & Craske, M. G., 7 Nov 2019, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021819890289
Parsons, C. E., LeBeau, R. T., Kringelbach, M. L. & Young, K. S., 1 Aug 2019, In : Royal Society open science. 6, 8, 181555. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181555
Damme, K. S. F., Kelley, N. J., Quinn, M. E., Glazer, J. E., Chat, I. K. Y., Young, K. S., Nusslock, R., Zinbarg, R., Bookheimer, S. & Craske, M. G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-019-00712-4
Young, K. S. & Craske, M. G., Mar 2018, In : Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports. 5, 1, p. 13-25 13 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40473-018-0137-x
Young, K. S., Sandman, C. F. & Craske, M. G., 1 Apr 2019, In : Brain Sciences. 9, 4, 76. Research output: Contribution to journal - Review article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9040076
Kelley, N. J., Kramer, A. M., Young, K. S., Echiverri-cohen, A. M., Chat, I. K., Bookheimer, S. Y., Nusslock, R., Craske, M. G. & Zinbarg, R. E., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Research in Personality. 79, p. 30-39 10 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2019.01.002