Meredith Schmehl is a PhD student studying Neurobiology at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA. Her research focuses on how vision and hearing are integrated in the monkey brain. Prior to this, she completed undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Outside of her research, Meredith is active in science communication and advocacy by organizing outreach events for K-12 children, writing about science and policy for adult audiences, and co-producing a podcast featuring scientists who study how the gut talks to the brain. To learn more about Meredith’s work, visit her website (meredithschmehl.com) or follow her on Twitter (@MeredithSchmehl).
Dr JP Corrigan is an early career Clinical Psychologist who qualified in 2018. JP has research and clinical interests in PTSD and Complex Trauma/ Complex PTSD. In particular he has produced research on the cognitive mechanisms related to PTSD as well as effective treatment approaches for trauma, areas which he is keen to develop as his career progresses. His clinical interests involve the delivery of evidence based and integrated trauma treatments.
Dr Lisa Graham-Wisener is a Lecturer in Health Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Lisa works within a research centre of health and clinical psychologists with an interest in improving quality of life in chronic illness, and has a PhD in Health Psychology.In her current position Lisa researches in the area of health psychology, in addition to teaching and research supervision. Her research to date has focused on psychological adjustment in post-treatment cancer survivors and their family carers, and in the enhancement of quality of life and psychological wellbeing in advanced illness (both malignant and non-malignant conditions).
I’m currently a trainee counselling psychologist, studying via the British Psychological Society’s Qualification in Counselling Psychology (BPS QCoP). Prior to this, I completed my undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychobiology, and an MSc Pluralistic Counselling both at Abertay University. In addition to my interests in the effects of trauma on a person’s wellbeing, I’m also interested in factors impacting memory and mental health difficulties. I try to raise awareness of the spectrum of outcomes in trauma and the use of pluralistic principles in therapy.
I’m a PhD student at King’s College London, funded through a doctoral training partnership with the Medical Research Council. I originally completed my undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature, but decided to work in mental health research after experiencing mental health problems myself. My PhD is on how we can improve existing eating disorder treatments for two groups that have been historically under-recognised in eating disorder research: men with eating disorders, and people with co-occurring anorexia and autism.
Eloise Stark is a DPhil student in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focuses upon the neural dynamics of face processing, and specifically the salience of infant faces and how “cuteness” operates to ensure infant survival. This research also has an emphasis on parent-infant interaction in the context of infant craniofacial abnormality such as cleft lip, and the development of interventions to support these families. This doctoral work will form part of a larger project to elucidate the functional neuroanatomy of the human parental brain, and to understand perinatal psychiatric disorders, such as postpartum depression. She also has broader research interests in autism, empathy, perinatal mental health, and resilience, and has published on music and eudaimonia, happiness, mindfulness meditation, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Eloise writes for The Psychologist magazine, blogs for The Mental Elf and the Student Minds blog.
Dr Helen Rodwell is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has been working clinically with children, adults, parents and families for over fifteen years in a variety of settings including prisons, community, primary care, social care, adult mental health and CAMHS. Prior to clinical psychology training, Helen worked within forensic services and has a MSc in Forensic Psychology. She currently works in independent practice where she offers psychological consultations and therapeutic interventions to children, parents and families alongside being a long-standing Expert Witness to the Family Courts. Helen previously co-managed and worked within an NHS mental health service for Looked After and Adopted children. She is a Certified Theraplay Practitioner, Associate Supervisor and Trainer. Other modalities include Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), EMDR, Systemic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Approaches. Helen also believes in the value of good neuropsychological assessments and formulations. She co-authored, with Dr Viv Norris, the first book specifically for parents about Theraplay called ‘Parenting with Theraplay’ because there wasn’t one!
Dr Miriam Silver is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who took a voluntary redundancy from the NHS after 16 years working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to set up her own small social business. She is a self-proclaimed data nerd, whose mission is to use psychological knowledge to improve outcomes for children who have experienced adversity. Her company, LifePsychol Ltd, provides tools to map the needs of complex children and see how they change over time. The goal is to improve children’s social care in the UK, starting with children living in foster families and residential care homes.
Hi, I’m a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist working at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. I’m the clinical lead for Neuropsychology input for acute neurorehabilitation, major trauma, and community neurorehabilitation, and my team were also heavily involved in providing inpatient psychological support for those brought to Salford Royal following the Manchester Arena Attack. I do inpatient and outpatient work, and have research interests in emergency preparedness, major trauma, digitisation of clinical practice, and rare neurological disorders. I did my BSc in Psychology at Liverpool, before doing an MSc in Performance Psychology at Edinburgh. I went on to do my DClinPsy at Manchester, and the PGDip in Neuropsychology at Glasgow, and I have completed the British Psychological Society’s Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology (QiCN).
My name is Sophia Fedorowicz and I have recently finished my undergraduate degree in psychology at Staffordhsire University where I attained a first (very proud and will mention it any opportunity I get). My main interest is mental health, including peers support, self-care and service user involvement. I have also developed a growing enthusiasm for the dissemination of research. I’m looking forward to starting an MSc in Applied Research at Staffordshire uni later this year but my long-term goal is clinical psychology. I love to hear from like-minded people so get in touch!