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Adaptive Brain Lab

 

Biography

I graduated with a first class degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. After university I had brief stints working with dolphins in Hawai’i and studying enhanced visual processing in autism. Following on from this I was offered a place as the first non-US national on the Cambridge-National Institutes of Health Science scholars program to study for my PhD with Prof Barbara Sahakian, in the department of Psychiatry at Cambridge, and with Dr Wayne Drevets at the National Institute of Mental Health, USA. My PhD included cognitive and brain imaging studies investigating responses to feedback in both Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.

Upon completing my PhD I worked on cognitive and scanning projects in both adult and paediatric head injury populations at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. I then moved to the Faculty of Education where I worked with Prof Christine Howe to investigate how primary school aged children learn scientific concepts relating to object motion. Following on from this I took a career break for ten years during which I focused on family commitments. I am now delighted to be working in the Adaptive Brian Lab as research centre coordinator; supporting the research environment.

Outside of work as well as spending time with my family I enjoy singing, gardening, sewing and crochet and trying new craft activities.

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