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How can we support early mathematical skills in children?

Maths skills at school entry predict a child’s academic success across a range of domains both concurrently and years later. Furthermore, there is an achievement gap between children from lower socioeconomic homes compared to children from higher socioeconomic homes. Read more

Understanding the societal barriers experienced by autistic adults

Research demonstrates that the mental and physical health of autistic adults is significantly poorer. than for non-autistic adults (Bishop-Fitzpatrick & Rubenstein, 2019; Cage, 2018). Read more

Deep phenotyping of genetic syndromes associated with autism

Autism is an extremely heterogeneous condition. Some of this variability results from genetic heterogeneity. Some rare genetic conditions appear to have an increased prevalence of autism. Read more

Psychedelic drugs and serotonergic modulation of functional connectivity in cortical microcircuits

Psychoactive drugs result in profound alterations of our state of consciousness. Well known examples of such drugs are general anaesthetics, in use since mid-19th century, and psychedelics, which are consumed from times immemorial. Read more

Neuronal coupling across spatiotemporal scales and dimensions of cortical population activity

The human cortex is the most complex known system. It is responsible for a vast range of sensorimotor, decision making, and other cognitive abilities of humans and other mammals. Read more

Improving indoor air quality through behaviour change

Air pollution is considered to be responsible for more than 28,000 deaths each year in the UK alone, and long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular and respiratory illness, birth-defects and neuro-degenerative disorders (Laverge et al., 2015). Read more

Reducing prejudice and discrimination

Prejudice and discrimination against people based on their race (i.e., racism) remains a significant issue in the UK. For example, a recent survey indicates that 64% of Britons with a Black ethnic background report experiencing racism (Abrams et al., 2018). Read more

Weight stigma and health behaviours

Obesity is one of society’s greatest challenges with 2/3rds of UK adults being overweight or obese. Weight stigma (anti-fat attitudes, weight-based prejudice and discrimination) is experienced by 54% of adults and deters individuals from engaging in healthy behaviours targeted in obesity interventions (e.g. Read more

A network approach to bipolar disorder: developing a network analysis of the relationship between depression and mania

Project description. Abstract. Bipolar disorder is a severe but complex condition, which may not be entirely separate from the other psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia (Tamminga et al., 2014). Read more

Adolescent anxiety - Approach and avoidance

Adolescence does not end until one’s mid-twenties, it is a prolonged period of change both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, it is also a period associated with high levels of anxiety and risk for developing anxiety disorders. Read more

Advancing personalised care: treatment selection and outcome prediction research

Personalized medicine, defined as “the use of marker-assisted diagnosis and targeted therapies” (Ginsburg & McCarthy, 2001), has enhanced health and preventive care for conditions such as cardiovascular problems, cancer and osteoporosis. Read more

Analysing Big Data to Understand Learning

I have access to large existing data sets which contain the potential to show skill development on real-world tasks for large numbers of people (i.e. Read more

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