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Miss Larisa Dinu

Research Assistant

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Having graduated with a 1st degree in Psychology in 2018, Larisa began her postgraduate studies in psychiatric research at King’s College London in September 2018. Since then, she became actively involved in researching the neural mechanisms of early psychosis, and how they compare to the healthy brain using multimodal brain imaging techniques.  

Furthermore, Larisa works as a Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology, where she coordinate a national research project aiming to investigate the wellbeing and mental health of postgraduate research students in the UK. She is working with collaborators from academia and the industry to set up a new resource aiming to improve the overall experience of PGR students.  

Research Interests

  • Wellbeing and mental health of postgraduate students  
  • Neural mechanisms of early psychosis 

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • The future of neuroscience – Physiology and Medicine Conference 2019 – The Francis Crick Institute (June 17th, 2019) – Poster Presentation – speaker  
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis Masterclass 2019 (April 8th, 2019) – participant  
  • Learning and Teaching Conference – The University of Northampton (May 15th, 2018) – Poster Presentation – speaker