Alexandra Rose (CPsychol) is a Principal Clinical Psychologist based in a London hospital, working with patients with brain injury. Her research is focused on understanding the assessment of mood, depression and distress after severe brain injury. She is supervised by Professor Jonathan Evans and Dr Breda Cullen. Alex is in the 2nd year of pursuing her PhD in Psychological Medicine. She is studying remotely whilst continuing her clinical work and is being assisted financially by a Francis Newman Foundation grant. The following is part of her project exploring the assessment of mood after severe brain injury.
RESEARCHER SHOWCASE: Warut Aunjitsakul and maintenance mechanisms of social anxiety disorder in people with psychosis
Warut Aunjitsakul is a psychiatrist and clinical instructor from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand and very keen to develop theoretical understanding and improve psychological intervention in people with psychosis. He is now pursuing his PhD in Psychological Medicine.
The following is part of Warut’s PhD project aiming to understand the maintenance mechanisms of social anxiety disorder in people with psychosis.CONTINUE READING
RESEARCHER SHOWCASE: Dararat Tunprasert and contributory factors in weight and obesity among Scottish children
Dararat Tunprasert is undertaking a PhD at the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Professor Jude Robinson and Dr Mirjam Allik.CONTINUE READING
RESEARCHER SHOWCASE: Solange Parra-Soto and associations between height and risk of 24 cancer sites from UK Biobank data
Solange Parra is a second year PhD student from University of Glasgow. The following is a description of a prospective cohort study they have conducted looking at the association between height and risk of 24 cancer sites in the UK Biobank.CONTINUE READING
RESEARCHER SHOWCASE: Meigan Thomson and Barriers and Facilitators of Weight Loss in participants of a Behavioural Weight Loss Programmes.
Meigan is a PhD student based in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences unit and is supervised by Professor Sharon Simpson, Dr Anne Martin, Dr Emily Long and Dr Jennifer Logue. Meigan’s PhD topic is Understanding the Barriers & Facilitators of Weight Loss in adults participating in Behavioural Weight Loss Programmes.CONTINUE READING
The embrace – Two generations of black men
Photo by: Trudy Dawson, Edited by: Patrice Reid
Copyright © 2020 Trudy Dawson.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement evokes many feelings and thoughts. The fact that I have to write ‘black lives matter’ or the fact that this string of words has to be said is unreal. My mind is still coming to grips with the slogan. I am coming to grips with the fact that today the BLM chant echoes centuries-old outcries for equality against chattels and injustices. Chattels and injustices imposed by one set of humans onto another who are phenotypically different, and that remain due to notions of otherness.
It is unfair. It is wrong. It is heart-breaking. It hurts.
This piece is part of a series collecting the experiences of researchers during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Patrice Reid is a Commonwealth Scholar pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychological Medicine. Her research is focused on the development and field testing of a culturally grounded digital intervention to address alcohol and marijuana abuse in young Jamaicans. The following is a reflective piece by Patrice on living in lock-down.Continue Reading
The following is a comic strip. This piece is part of a series collecting the experiences of researchers during the current COVID-19 pandemic.Continue Reading
The following is a poem. This piece is part of a series collecting the experiences of researchers during the current COVID-19 pandemic.Continue Reading