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Biography

Education and Employment History

  • NIHR BRC Maudsley PhD studentship, Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (2018 - present)
  • MSc Genes, Environment and Development in Psychology and Psychiatry (Distinction), Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (2017-2018)
  • Research Assistant, School of Psychology, University of Leeds (2014 - 2015; 2016 - 2017)
  • Research Assistant, School of Education, University of Leeds (2015)
  • BSc Psychology (First Class with Honours), University of Leeds (2011 - 2014)

Research interests

I am currently in the final year of my PhD, which focuses on understanding treatment phenotypes in depression and anxiety, using longitudinal and genetic approaches. I employ a range of analytical methods, including statistical genetic techniques such as genome-wide association and polygenic scores, and structural equation modelling for phenotypic data. Two of my projects have involved analysis of patient data from the NHS England “Improving Access to Psychological Therapies” (IAPT) services, in which I identified clusters of patients who showed similar symptom change patterns during psychological therapy. I have also worked with data from the UK Biobank cohort to explore alternate phenotyping of anxiety and depression. My final project will use data from the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study.

 

Awards 

  • NIHR Maudsley BRC funded 1+3 PhD at the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, King's College London (2017-2021)                                         
  • British Psychological Society Award for Undergraduate Psychology, University of Leeds (2014)      
  • Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship (2013)