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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.