23rd July, 2018 – Nadine Mirza

Nadine is an aspiring clinical and research psychologist who has completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology and MPhil in Primary Care Mental Health from the University of Manchester (UoM). She is currently working towards her PhD in Mental Health at the university, funded through a doctoral training studentship with the Medical Research Council.

16th July, 2018 – Rachel Miller

Rachel is an Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in private practice in Chicago, IL. She has a BS in Psychology, a MA in Couple and Family Therapy, and is currently a second year Couple and Family Therapy PhD student at Adler University.  Prior to becoming a therapist, Rachel spent nearly a decade in adult sex education, and 20 years in retail management. In addition to her roles as student, and therapist, Rachel wears the hats of wife, mother to 16 year old daughter and 20 year old son, and writer. 

9th July, 2018 – Caitlin Black

Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently studying for an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology at The University of Bristol. Presently, Caitlin is conducting her research project within the epilepsy surgery programme in North Bristol NHS Trust.  The research is investigating the neuropsychological predictors of quality of life outcome following on from epilepsy surgery. Alongside this she is also undertaking a summer placement as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. 

2nd July, 2018 – Marta Isibor

My name is Marta and I am a Master in Research student at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. I currently work as Honorary Assistant Psychologist in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Service, a Study Skills Tutor, a Research Assistant and Mentor at Queen Margaret University, and as Editor for PsyPAG Quarterly. In the future I want to pursue Clinical Psychology.

18th June, 2018 – Tom Rozwaha

Hi! I’m Tom, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist from the North of England. I also founded PsyTweeps! My long-standing interest in psychology and the behaviour of others spurred me to take it at A-Level, and the rest is history. I went on to study a BSc in Psychology in Lancaster, and specialised in psychopharmacology and neurobiology during my third year. 

11th June, 2018 – Courtney Goodridge

Courtney started his academic career at Sheffield Hallam University where he graduated in 2017 with a degree in Psychology. He is currently studying for an MSc in Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Birmingham. This course has provided him with the tools and resources to become well versed in various brain imaging techniques. This means not only understanding how to implement the methodology and analyse the data they provide, but also how they can be applied to solve real world issues. Overall, his broad academic interest is understanding the neural underpinnings of human behaviour using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).

4th June, 2018 – Ellie Evans

Ellie is currently working in an independent gift shop as a sales assistant and social media manager, alongside running her own social media agency Graceful Media. Her true passions and ambitions lie within Psychology however. Ellie studied her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Lancaster University before continuing at Lancaster with an MSc in Psychological Research Methods, and graduated December 2017. While studying the MSc, Ellie worked as a Research Assistant for the Law School at Lancaster University. The research was exploring real life cases of male rape and sexual assault, and was featured on Channel 4 News. Between completion of her masters and her graduation, Ellie worked as a Research Assistant Intern at Cello Health Insight. 

28th May, 2018 – Kathy Buhler

Hi, I’m Kathy! I am a mother, a volunteer, and an advocate; passionate about youth mental health.I am currently focused on gathering resources for families, and learning as much as I can about the ways in which we can help youth improve their mental health and coping skills. I help caregivers navigate various systems that provide support to youth, and support families (biological, chosen, diverse) as they seek their best ways of managing.

16th April, 2018 – Steph Acaster

Steph graduated with a BSc Psychology degree from the University of Birmingham in 2014. In the intervening 3.5 years, she has been a doctoral student at Sheffield Hallam University. She is currently writing up a thesis in the area of visual perception, focusing on lightness contrast and lightness assimilation (i.e. instances where two identical grey surfaces appear to differ depending on the context they are presented in) and uses a combined behavioural and EEG approach.

9th April, 2018 – Laura Browne

Hello my name is Laura. I’m an assistant psychologist working in CAMHS. I previously worked in the private sector as an assistant psychologist working in brain injury rehabilitation and neurological conditions. I’ve always been passionate about psychology. A close member of my family has severe and enduring mental illness, which meant that I experienced trauma as a child whilst being a carer from a very young age, so as soon as I knew what a psychologist was I wanted to be one! Like many other assistant psychologists I’m applying for a place on clinical training, which is a pretty tough process. I’m also the youngest assistant psychologist within my trust at the ripe old age of 22!