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Maria-Mihaela Avram

Maria-Mihaela Avram

PhD Student


I joined King's College London in 2022 when I started my MSc in the Department of Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. Following my graduation, I started my NIHR Maudsley BRC funded PhD, focusing on the effects of GABAergic modulation on working memory in individuals at clinical high-risk of psychosis, as well as neural correlates of working memory in individuals on the psychosis spectrum. I am the EDI PhD student representative at the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

I hold a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh (awarded 2022), and an MSc in Psychiatric Research (awarded 2023). In 2023, I was awarded the Sir Robin Murray Prize for outstanding academic achievement during my MSc. 

Research Interests

  • Psychosis risk
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Neurobiology of psychosis
  • Working memory in psychosis spectrum 

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