research

I am a neuroscientist researching the neural basis of psychiatric disorders using brain imaging, brain stimulation, and cognitive paradigms in patients and healthy controls. 

I am interested in how cognitive neuroscience can be translated into clinical applications, especially in the case of mental health conditions. This essentially comprises three types of research:

1. Basic research that helps us understand what brain mechanisms go awry in neuropsychiatric disorders (especially those that are common across diagnoses, i.e. 'transdiagnostic') - e.g. this study in Scientific Reports or this one in Molecular Psychiatry

2. Practical research to figure out if certain neuroscientific techniques could be useful in a clinical context - e.g. these studies in SCAN and NeuroImage ; this study in Biological Psychiatry

3. Translational research to test neuroscience-based interventions in psychiatry - see my abstract here (paper forthcoming, this sort of research is exciting but time-consuming!) 

 I am currently an MRC Intramural Investigator Scientist at the University of Cambridge, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Previously, I completed a PhD in Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, supervised by Prof Jonathan Roiser and a BA (/MA) in Physiology, Psychology, and Philosophy at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.

Read some of my publications here
Read some media coverage about my research here
Twitter me here