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Priya Popat

Miss Priya Popat

Research Worker - FREED


I joined King’s in 2017 as an undergraduate student. During my undergraduate degree, I completed a placement year as an Assistant Psychologist at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit, working 1-to-1 with NHS service users. In the final year of my undergraduate degree, I completed a dissertation which is a now-published study about the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults and exercise addiction (supervised by Dr Eleanor Dommett). Following the completion of my BSc Psychology (With Professional Placement Year) degree in July 2021, I worked as a part-time Qualitative Researcher for the RADAR-MDD study (supervised by Dr Faith Matcham) to assess the use of wearable technologies in predicting relapse in those with major depressive disorder. Shortly thereafter, I re-joined King’s in November 2021 as a Research Worker for the NIHR-funded FREED-M study (supervised by Professor Ulrike Schmidt). The FREED-M study aims to develop a smartphone-friendly decision-making tool for young people who have recently developed an eating disorder. 

Latest publications: Popat, P., Dinu, L. M., Runswick, O., Findon, J. L., & Dommett, E. J. (2021). Investigating the Relationship Between Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obligatory Exercise and Exercise Addiction. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Published.