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Congratulations to Anne-Lise on the birth of her new baby!

posted 22 May 2017, 05:45 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 22 May 2017, 05:49 ]

Congratulations to Anne-Lise Goddings on the birth of her new baby, Matilda Christina Skinner! We wish you all the very best. 

Congratulations to Anne-Laura van Harmelen on starting her Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship

posted 26 Apr 2017, 04:45 by Jovita Leung

Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at the University of Cambridge where she investigates the cognitive and neurobiological effects ofchild maltreatment. Anne-Laura completed her PhD in December 2013 at Leiden University in the Netherlands under the supervision of Bernet Elzinga. After finishing her PhD she moved to Cambridge to work with Professor Ian Goodyer at the Department of Psychiatry. During this time, she was awarded a two year Rubicon Fellowship from the Netherlands Society for Scientific Research.


Congratulations to Anne-Lise Goddings on her BPS Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributing to Psychology

posted 20 Apr 2017, 08:01 by Jovita Leung

Dr Anne-Lise Goddings has been awarded the British Psychological Society’s Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology. 

More details here:

Sarah-Jayne on St John's College's Alumni Spotlight

posted 14 Apr 2017, 06:54 by Jovita Leung

Read Sarah-Jayne's interview with St John's College, University of Oxford with the link below.

Sarah-Jayne's interview with TES

posted 17 Mar 2017, 09:21 by Jovita Leung

Read Sarah-Jayne's interview with TES on adolescents brain and education with the link below:

Open letter on screen time guidelines

posted 12 Feb 2017, 06:06 by Jovita Leung

Sarah-Jayne and a group of scientists have written an open letter to express their views on screen time guidelines. 

Sarah-Jayne has been named in the Debrett's 500

posted 23 Jan 2017, 04:53 by Jovita Leung

Sarah-Jayne has been named in the Debrett's 500 list: Education. The Debrett’s 500 is a recognition and celebration of Britain’s 500 most influential people.

Lisa and Delia's new Psychological Science paper

posted 7 Nov 2016, 06:01 by Cait Griffin   [ updated 17 Jan 2017, 04:30 by Jovita Leung ]

A new paper first-authored by Dr. Lisa Knoll and Delia Fuhrmann has been published in Psychological Science. The article explores windows for enhanced learning of cognitive skills during adolescence and can be read 
here. You can also find the Nuffield report here.

The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The Guardian have published write-ups of the article, it can be viewed with the link below:

The BPS: 

The Guardian:

Sarah- Jayne's Interview with Blog on Learning and Development (BOLD)

posted 3 Nov 2016, 06:58 by Cait Griffin   [ updated 3 Nov 2016, 07:30 ]

Read Sarah- Jayne's interview on social brain development in adolescence and the consequences for teenage learning and behavior.

Welcome Jack, the new PhD rotation student

posted 21 Oct 2016, 02:17 by Jovita Leung   [ updated 21 Oct 2016, 02:18 ]

Welcome to Jack Andrews, who has just started his PhD rotation in the lab and will be here for three months. Jack studied Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, completing his final year research project within Professor Emily Holmes’s group at the MRC CBU, investigating the use of mental imagery for behavioural activation. He has previously worked as a summer Research Assistant at Stanford University’s Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory and at The Centre for Family Research, in Cambridge. 

Jack is currently on the four-year MRC Doctoral Training Programme in Neuroscience and Mental Health at UCL and is completing a rotation project in the Blakemore lab exploring the effects of Mindfulness on cognitive biases in adolescents.


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