2nd April, 2018 – Anne Berlin

Anne is a consultant in digital outreach for campaigns geared at health empowerment and behavior change. Her expertise is in designing, formatting and editing websites and other digital content that encourages patient awareness, self-efficacy and activation. Most recently, she held a position as Director of Digital Strategy for the Lupus Foundation of America.

26th March – Imogen CM

My name is Imogen, and I live in Scotland with my partner and my cat.  I got interested in psychology when I saw Susan Greenfield’s Christmas Lectures on the brain when I was seven.  I remember thinking “Girls can do science too!”.  After completing my undergrad in psychology, I studied for an MSc in Health psychology, then worked as a research assistant, then an assistant psychologist in a CAMHS team.  All that experience helped me get on the Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology training at the University of Edinburgh – a year of clinical training with children, young people, and families, and completion of a dissertation.  It was an amazing training, yet hugely challenging.  I am now competing the doctorate in clinical psychology, and have about a year to go.

26th March, 2018 – Imogen CM

My name is Imogen, and I live in Scotland with my partner and my cat.  I got interested in psychology when I saw Susan Greenfield’s Christmas Lectures on the brain when I was seven.  I remember thinking “Girls can do science too!”.  After completing my undergrad in psychology, I studied for an MSc in Health psychology, then worked as a research assistant, then an assistant psychologist in a CAMHS team.  All that experience helped me get on the Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology training at the University of Edinburgh.

19th March, 2018 – Jenny Carter

I am an expert by experience, using my lived experience of mental health difficulties to instigate change. Over the last 5/6 years, I have been involved with a range of mental health charities and campaigns, and have recently also started exploring service user involvement in research, which I am finding really interesting. I am currently doing a peer counselling skills training course which I will be tweeting about this week, as well as my day-to-day experiences living and working with mental health challenges.

12th March, 2018 – Michelle Jamieson

Michelle is a first-year ESRC-funded doctoral student in cross-school at the University of Glasgow, looking into the impact of deprivation, health barriers and choices on the (un)employment of those living with psychosis. Her previous work has looked into self-care during benefit sanctions in those living with schizophrenia and psychosis, caregiver recidivism after child maltreatment interventions, and mental health befrienders’ experience of burn-out and support systems. She has also completed two postgraduate Masters degrees, and an undergraduate degree: a MSc in Global Mental Health (2015), and an MRes in Research Methods (2017), both also at the University of Glasgow, and a B.A (Hons) in Psychology (2014) gained at the University of the West of Scotland.

5th March, 2018 – Abbie Barnes

Abbie Barnes is a recent BSc Psychology graduate from Bournemouth University, and an aspiring Clinical Psychologist. From an early age, Abbie knew that she wanted to pursue a career which provided the opportunity to help others. Since first studying Psychology at GCSE level, her passion for the field has grown. With a particularly keen interest in adult mental health and neuropsychology, she aims to become a practising clinician to help and support those in need.

26 February, 2018 – Anna-Marie Tipping

I’m Anna, and I live on the UK’s South Coast. I am final year Forensic Psychology (BSc) student at the University of Portsmouth. I am also a STEM ambassador, and I have volunteered for a charity called Circles South East for four years. Circles is a charity which introduces registered sex offenders back into the community. I’m also a mature student (at the ripe old age of 29).

19th February, 2018 – Hetashi

Hetashi is a recent Psychology graduate undertaking an Honorary Assistant Psychologist role within the NHS.Her love for Psychology began when she started studying psychology during her A-Levels. From then, she has realised that she would like to study how to positively help people in their lives. Hetashi has a particularly keen interest in mental health and health psychology sectors. Since graduating, Hetashi has volunteered on acute adult inpatient ward as well as working as with adults with learning disabilities in her Honorary post. With a Masters in the pipeline, Hetashi aims to fulfil her role of helping others by becoming a clinical psychologist.

12th February, 2018 – Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is a sophomore at Penn State University, where he majors in psychology and public relations. As his double major suggests, Anthony is not your average psychology major. He picked this unusual pairing of majors because of his passion for understanding how people communicate and interact, which he enjoys learning about from both technical and practical standpoints.

5th February, 2018 – Joanna Berger

Joanna Berger fell in love with the science of psychology in high school. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Virginia, Joanna later completed an MSc in “Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare” at the University of Edinburgh. Her dissertation research determined the effect of a novel enrichment device on the territories, social structure, and behavior of African Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus) at the ground-level of an aviary. Joanna has presented on several occasions, including the Animal Behavior Management Alliance Conference, the Gateway Parrot Club, and an ethology conference in Ecuador.