Biography

I am currently post-doctoral researcher working in the Section of Eating Disorders. I have a strong research interest in the neuropsychology and neuroscience of eating disorder, such as Anorexia Nervosa. Before joining Dr Tchanturia’s research team I worked as an Assistant Psychologist at the National and Specialist Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic for Children and Young people, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

I was attracted to apply for my PhD studentship by a specific project on offer that would allow me to work with leading professionals in the field of Eating Disorders. Compared to other studentships available at the time, the BRC/U offered an impressive research consumables fund and extensive training programme.

 

PhD Psychological Medicine, Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London, UK
Msc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Goldsmith College, University of London, UK
Bsc (Hons) Psychology, Goldsmith College, University of London, UK

2011 Research Assistant, OCD and Related Disorders Clinic for Young People, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK
2008 Assistant Psychologist, OCD and Related Disorders Clinic for Young People, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK
2010 Research Assistant, Special Olympics & Salomans, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK
2007 Assistant Psychologist, Personality Disorder Service, within Addictions, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK
2007 Research Assistant, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2007 Group facilitator/ voluntary worker, Camden Women’s Aid, Domestic Violence Charity, London, UK"

Neuropsychological and Socio-emotional processing in children and adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Main areas of research: Eating disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Neuropsychology, cognitive, neurocogntiion, socio-emotional processing, social cognition.

A specific cognitive and socio-emotional processing profile has been observed in adults with Anorexia Nervosa (AN), characterised by poor cognitive flexibility, poor global processing and difficulties with emotion processing. Such characteristics are postulated to contribute to the poor treatment outcomes observed for the disorder. This piece of research aimed to investigate these characteristics in children and adolescents with AN.

PhD Supervisors

Dr Kate Tchanturia and Professor Janet Treasure

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Affective disorders

Developing new treatments for depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders.
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