I am an academic clinical researcher focused on studying the genetic and environmental risk factors for eating disorders. My joint training in human medicine, psychology, and statistical genetics positioned me well to become an independent researcher and clinical academic focusing on mental health. I trained as a medical doctor at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, with a concurrent double BSc degree in psychology in 2015. I completed my ‘practical year’ (akin to F1 in the UK system) with placements in surgery, internal medicine, and psychiatry in 2014, fully licensed to practice medicine. Currently, I have an honorary contract with the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, working with Dr. Rachel Bryant-Waugh establishing a national reference centre for treatment of individuals with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).