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Becci is a post-doctoral research associate within the Centre for Affective Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (King's College London). Since joining King’s in 2009, she has worked on many research projects across a range of areas surrounding mental health. These include systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical trials, neuroimaging and proteomic biomarker studies, psychometric development and validation, predictors of response to various treatments and across different patient populations, psychological therapy, the assessment of cognitive function through virtual reality and cognitive remediation approaches. She also has developed a strong interest in teaching and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). The majority of Dr Strawbridge’s current research and teaching work is focused around affective disorders. 


BSc Psychology (University of Exeter) with 1st Class Hons 

Msc Psychiatric Research (King’s College London) with Distinction 

PhD Biological Psychiatry (King’s College London) 

Research Interests 

  • Affective Disorders 
  • Treatment-resistant depression 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Meta-analysis 
  • Clinical trials 
  • Personalised medicine 
  • Inflammation 
  • Cognitive remediation 

Research Groups

Affective Disorders Research Group 

Centre for Affective Disorders 

NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Translational Therapeutics  

Expertise and Public Engagement 

Becci has written articles for non-academic as well as academic newsletters, blogs, magazine and information webpages about her own and others’ mental health research. She has organised and attended workshops to develop and facilitate skills in communicating with the public about science and public health, and has participated in presentations and panel discussions about mental health. 




Cognitive remediation 

Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses 

Mood disorders