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Biography

I joined the IoPPN in January 2018. I initially worked within the Neuroimaging department before taking up a position within the Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences department in June 2019.  

Before joining King's, I studied psychology at the University of Paris Descartes (BSc and MRes) and then worked clinically across a variety of sectors: school, Mencap, and most recently in the NHS as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist (CAMHS).  

Research Interests

I am keen to apply the most recent advances in neuroscience and mental health research to shape assessments and therapeutic interventions in the context of clinical and educational settings.  

My main areas of research include: 

  • Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome.
  • Social cognition and emotion processing in autism.
  • Complex PTSD (childhood abuse/neglect), subsequent brain development and later mental health difficulties. 

I am currently working as part of the LonDownS team, on a longitudinal study using neuropsychological measures and blood and MRI biomarkers to investigate Alzheimer’s Disease progression in Down Syndrome. 

Research Groups

  • LonDownS (Alzheimer’s disease progression in Down syndrome; 
  • Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, IoPPN) 
  • SAGA-B (test-retest reliability of structural and functional neuroimaging in healthy adults; Neuroimaging, IoPPN) 
  • DRUMASD (learning to play the drums, social cognition and brain connections in autism; Neuroimaging, IoPPN)