I completed my DPhil in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford on eating disorders and compulsivity in 2018, supervised by Professor Phil Cowen and Dr Rebecca Park. Subsequently, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UCL in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (mentored by Professor Oliver Robinson), focusing on anxiety disorders but also conducting some work on depression. I have worked on computational modelling methods in psychiatry since 2017, and also have experience in cognitive neuroscience, including MRI and online data collection. I joined the Department of York as a Lecturer in Mental Health in 2022.
I aim to use techniques from computational and cognitive neuroscience to understand how cognition (e.g. learning and decision-making) differs in those who are experiencing mental illness – particularly eating disorders. I am also interested in understanding mental health in terms of clinical psychology constructs and processes, such as catastrophizing and intolerance of uncertainty.
I am currently working on several projects, including a) understanding the relationships between uncertainty, intolerance of uncertainty and eating disorders; and b) understanding how uncertainty may relate to controllability.
Cognition & Mental Health
I would be keen to hear from prospective PhD students or independent research fellows – please email me!