Simiao Wang MSc
PhD Research Student
Project title: How does cannabis use affect impulsivity and inhibitory control in adolescents?
I am a PhD student under the supervision of Dr Will Lawn and Prof Mitul Mehta, based in the Psychology Department of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. The focus of my PhD research is to explore the acute and long-term effect of cannabis on impulsivity and inhibitory control in adolescents.
Prior to my PhD, I earned a BSc degree in Psychology and an MSc degree in Addiction at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.
I worked as a research assistant at the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London on the CannTeen project which aims to investigate the long-term effect of cannabis use on teenagers' and adults' cognition, mental health and brains. I also volunteered to worked on the ESTRA and IMAGEN project at the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre which aims to examining how biological, psychological, and environmental factors during adolescence may influence brain development and mental health. I was also involved in the eBCD and eTHC study which aims to investigate the different ratios of CBD:THC to find the optimum ratio that reduces the harmful effects of cannabis.
Research Group: CANNTEEN project