I joined the department as a Lecturer in Psychology in Education in January 2018. Previous to this, I was a postdoctoral researcher at UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (2015-2017). I worked in Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab, which investigates social, cognitive and neural development in adolescence. In this role I worked on MYRIAD, a national trial investigating the impact of mindfulness training in secondary schools.
I completed my PhD at UCL’s Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology department (2011-2014). This was an MRC-funded PhD in Mental Health. In my PhD I focused on social reward and its associations with psychopathic personality traits. I was supervised by Profs Essi Viding and Eamon McCrory and based in the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit.