Dr Michaela Flynn
I started my studies in psychological medicine at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours. Following this I worked as a researcher worker on a range of projects with Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health and their Centre for Cognition and Cognitive Disorders.
In 2016, I travelled to London to join the King’s Eating Disorders Research Group, first as a Research Worker on the First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders scaling up project, and then later as a PhD student looking at the potential for using brain-directed treatments for the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (Supervised by Prof Ulrike Schmidt and Prof Iain Campbell). Specifically, my PhD will look at whether combining attention training with a non-invasive form of brain stimulation (called transcranial direct current stimulation) may improve symptoms of craving and urge to binge in adults with binge eating disorder.