Ottilie Sedgwick


My background is in both neuroscience and psychology, and my work to date has focussed on the intersection of mental health with the criminal justice system. I applied to the BRC studentships as they offered the chance to work at a world leading university which has close links to clinical services. The training programme they offered was also very attractive, with additional sessions offered outside of our project specific areas.

BSc Neuroscience, King’s College London
Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Middlesex University
MSc Clinical Forensic Psychology, King’s College London

My project is based at Broadmoor High Security Hospital, within West London Mental Health Trust. It aims to establish the cognitive and emotion processing traits of high-risk mentally disordered offenders with schizophrenia, antisocial personality disorder or comorbidity of these diagnoses. I am also investigating how these traits relate to clinical outcome in this population.

I was attracted to this project because I hope to assist in developing the field of forensic mental health, and feel research in this area is essential to further improve these important services.

Professor Veena Kumari – Department of Psychology, IoPPN, King’s College London
Dr Susan Young – Imperial College London and Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust
Dr Mrigendra Das – Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust


Psychosis & neuropsychiatry

Using knowledge gained from neuroscience research to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with neuropsychiatric disorders, including psychoses and neurological diseases.

Training & development

We aim to attract outstanding candidates with a range of experience and offer a variety of training schemes and secondment opportunities, spanning all academic career pathways.
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