Simone is a PhD student within in the Re:Spect Research group (2017-2021) and is funded by MQ the mental health research charity. She is supervised by Prof Francesca Happé, Dr Gráinne McLoughlin and Dr Emma Colvert.
Simone’s research interests focus on factors affecting mental health and wellbeing in young adults, including those with autism and/or ADHD. She works closely with the Social Relationships Study (SRS- PIs Prof. Francesca Happé and Dr Emma Colvert) and the Individual Differences in EEG in Young Adults Study (IDEAS- PI Dr Gráinne McLoughlin).
Within the Re:Spect Lab Group, Simone is a part of the current organising team for the Autism ResearCH (ARCH) seminar series at the SGDP centre (2018-present).
Simone has experience working as a graduate teaching assistant at King’s College London. Within these roles she has given lectures and practical demonstrations to undergraduate BSc Psychology Students in EEG methods and has also facilitated statistics and SPSS sessions for MSc Programmes at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Simone also volunteers within the university as a Residences Welfare Lead with the aim to promote and support student physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Previously Simone has completed a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology at the University of Kent (2013-2017) and the MSc in Genes, Environment and Development in Psychology and Psychiatry at the SGDP Centre, King’s College London (2017-2018).
Aside from this, Simone enjoys making herself look silly, loves food and really appreciates terrible puns.