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PhD candidate in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Julia is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on cognition in teenagers with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She has a strong interest in interdisciplinary research and holds academic degrees in Biochemistry from Free University (Germany) and Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. She is enthusiastic about science communication and is involved in public engagement events, such as Pint of Science and the Cambridge Science Festival. She won the BAP Public Communication Prize 2016 for communicating science to the public, and her 800-word article explaining her research to the general public was shortlisted for the Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2014.


  • –present
    PhD candidate in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge


  • 2013 
    University of Oxford, Master of Science in Neuroscience
  • 2012 
    Free University Berlin, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Professional Memberships

  • Association of British Science Writers