In 2012 I completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at the University of York, after which I worked for a year as a research associate with Professor Zoe Kourtzi at the University of Birmingham. My research investigated spared brain function and sequence learning abilities in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. In September 2013 I joined the SCAN lab as a PhD student. My research explores the association between callous-unemotional traits and behavioural and neuroimaging indices of emotion recognition and processing in typically developing youths.
I am studying MA Psychology at University of Birmingham. My project is to design the lab website.
I am a Undergraduate Psychology student studying at Aston University. I am currently working in the SCAN lab as a Research Assistant/Lab Manager for a year as part of my degree. I currently lead the behavioural sessions in which we collect psychological, psychophysiological and genetic data. My research interests focus on impulsive behaviours in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
Thomas Villemonteix, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
I am currently a Post-doctoral Research Associate at Université Paris 8 and an invited researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles. I work on child psychopathology, with a special focus on ADHD, using both brain imaging and experimental psychology tools. My stay at the SCAN lab (August 2012), funded by a NENS (Network of European Neuroscience Schools) grant, took place during my PhD and was devoted to a complete training in processing and analysis of paediatric structural magnetic resonance brain imaging data, under the supervision of Stéphane De Brito. This collaboration led to the publication of three peer-reviewed publications in international journals (see publication list).
Alison Gwilliams, MSc
Ali is studying MSc Psychology. Before returning to university she worked at a local college supporting students with maths and English. Ali is researching aggressive behaviour in 9-18 year olds.
Ana-Rita Cruz, BSc
I am now completing my PhD at the University of Porto – Portugal. My research focuses on executive functions and its relation to aggressive behaviour and psychopathy. I have worked with criminal offenders and used a variety of research methods, including, questionnaires, neuropsychological assessment and electrophysiological data. From February to April 2015 I undertook a placement in the SCAN lab to collaborate on a multisite European project focusing on sex differences in conduct disorder. This placement allowed me to further my knowledge on antisocial behaviour in females, neuropsychological assessment, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, neurocognitive systems and brain imaging.
Chiara Dantone, BSc
I have recently completed my undergraduate degree in psychology from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy and I am currently doing a clinical placement as a trainee psychologist at the APSS in Trento. I spent 6 months (February-July 2015) in the SCAN lab, funded by the ERASMUS programme, to work on a multisite European project focusing on sex differences in Conduct Disorder. My dissertation project focussed on stimulus-reinforcement learning in males and females with Conduct Disorder.