Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow & Honorary Lecturer, King's College London

Dr Alexis Cullen is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow and Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London where she leads the Stress, Inflammation, and Psychosis Study. For past decade, Dr Cullen has been involved in a longitudinal investigation of children at elevated risk for schizophrenia, showing that these children differ from their typically-developing peers in terms of their cognitive abilities, brain structure, and biological response to psychosocial stress. Her current research extends this work by examining biological markers of stress and inflammation across the full spectrum illness, ranging from children at risk for psychosis through to adults with chronic schizophrenia.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • 2016–present
    Honorary Lecturer , Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • 2014–2016
    Post-doctoral Researcher , Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • 2007–2014
    Research Worker , Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • 2009–2014
    PhD Student, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

Education

  • 2014 
    Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, PhD in Developmental Psychopathology
  • 2008 
    Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, MSc in Forensic Mental Health Research
  • 2006 
    University of Reading, UK, BSc Honours in Psychology and Biology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Role:
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Wellcome Trust
  • 2013
    Project Grant - Child Development Theme
    Role:
    Co-Applicant
    Funding Source:
    Waterloo Foundation