Psychology Alumni

  • Dr Charlotte Buckley

    Psychology Alumni


    School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Graduation date: 2018

    Research topic: Does dietary protein affect appetite in a general or specific manner?

    Current position: I am now working as a Research Associate in the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit at the University of Bristol

    Email: charlotte.buckley@bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Katy Payne

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
    Department of Psychology, University of Bath

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: April 2019

    Research topic: Autism and the Criminal Justice System

    Research supervisors: Dr Katie Maras , Dr Ailsa Russell, Professor Mark Brosnan

    Email: klp42@bath.ac.uk


  • Dr Jonathan Jones

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: October 2018

    Research topic: How does Working Memory Training Work?

    Research supervisors: Dr Anna Adlam

    Email: jj256@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Lorna Hardy

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: October 2018

    Research topic: How psychiatric comorbidity contributes to continued drug use in addiction

    Email: lh331@ex.ac.uk


  • Dr James Lumsden

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
    School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: November 2018

    Research topic: Mobile Platform Devices for Measuring Lifestyle-Related Cognitions

    Research supervisors: Professor Marcus Munafo

    Email: jl9937@my.bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Bryony Wood

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
    School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2012

    Research topic: Medial temporal lobe substructure decline, predominantly Hippocampal subfields, in Alzheimer's disease using clinically appropriate MR acquisition techniques and cognitive assessments'

    Research supervisors: Professor Markus Damian

    Email: bw9068.2009@my.bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Miriam Cohen

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
    College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

    Start date: April 2015

    Graduation date: June 2019

    Research topic: Traumatic Brain Injury and socioemotional processing in a young offending population

    I am currently researching prevalence and consequences of traumatic brain injury in adolescent and young adults with offending behaviour. My research investigates the neurocognitive and neuroaffective profiles of those with and without injury in the criminal justice system, focusing particularly on the capacity for socioemotional processing and facial affect recognition. We are also investigating these profiles in members of the general population and exploring whether deficits can be addressed using digital intervention strategies in prison settings.

    Research supervisors: Dr Natalia Lawrence, Professor Ian Penton-Voak (Bristol)

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Committee member for South West Research Co-op (SWRC); Member of Bristol Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group (TARG)

    Email: mc355@exeter.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiriamCohen432

    Website/Blog: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miriam_Cohen2


  • Dr Tamsyn Hawken

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
    Department of Psychology, University of Bath

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: The experiences of young carers: towards an understanding of psychophysiological resilience

    Broadly speaking, my research is investigating the impact of caregiving at a young age from a biopsychosocial and a resiliency perspective. Ultimately, I am attempting to identify coping factors which may contribute to positive adjustment and determine whether this has an impact upon physiological health.

    Research supervisors: Professor Julie Barnett (Bath), Professor Julie Turner-Cobb (Bournemouth)

    Email: T.A.Hawken@bath.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealthPsychTam

    Website/Blog: https://healthpsychtam.com/


  • Dr Hope Christie

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC+3)
    Department of Psychology, University of Bath

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Parental Distress and PTSD – Impact and outcomes on the child

    Broadly speaking my research is concerned with parental distress and parental post-traumatic stress disorder, how this impacts on parenting behaviours and subsequently how this may impact on the child.

    Research supervisors: Dr Sarah Halligan, Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis

    Professional memberships/Positions held: I am a part of The Open Review journal (TOR)

    Email: H.Christie@bath.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HChristie_psych

    Website/Blog: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hope_Christie


  • Dr Victoria Williamson

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
    Psychology, University of Bath

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Child developmental psychopathology

    Childhood trauma exposure is associated with a range of negative psychological outcomes, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Parents are often children’s main source of support following a trauma; however, little is known about the experiences of parents in caring for their child following a traumatic event. Therefore, this research aims to investigate parental responses and experiences following child trauma exposure. Parent behaviours and responses to their child, the effect on the family, and parent perceptions of (need for) support following the child’s trauma will be explored to investigate parent’s experiences and the ways in which parents support their child post-trauma.

     

    Research supervisors: Dr Sarah Halligan, Professor Cathy Creswell (University of Reading)

    Professional memberships/Positions held: Forensic and Developmental Psychopathology Group

    Email: vw252@bath.ac.uk


  • Dr Meryem Grabski

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC +3)
    Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: January 2018

    Research topic: Tobacco withdrawal, cognition and craving

    I am researching the effect of smoking abstinence on cognitive performance and craving in regular smokers. My goal is to ultimately develop a human behavioural model of tobacco withdrawal to test the effectiveness of new smoking cessation treatments.

     

    Research supervisors: Professor Marcus Munafo, Professor Valerie Curran, Professor David Nutt, Professor Stephen Husbands

    Email: m.grabski@bristol.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meryem-grabski-8ba9aa5a?trk=hp-identity-photo

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeryemGrabski


  • Dr Emily Darley

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC 1+3)
    Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2012

    Graduation date: January 2019

    Research topic: Psycholinguistics

    I am researching language processing and in particular sentence processing: what mechanisms and resources are involved in the brain’s computation of how the component words of a sentence fit together, as it unfolds, to help us comprehend the meaning of the sentence? More specifically, my PhD primarily involves experiments on processing of negation in sentences and under what circumstances the presence of negation may disrupt incrementality of processing.

    Research supervisors: Dr Nina Kazanina, Dr Chris Kent

    Email: emily.darley@bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Annabelle Redfern

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
    Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2013

    Graduation date: March 2018

    Research topic: Visual perception of faces

    My research investigates face processing in the human brain, specifically exploring the functional inter-relationship between the processing of facial identity and facial expressions. In doing so I aim to draw conclusions about the nature of our mental representations of facial identity.

    Research supervisors: Dr Christopher Benton, Dr Casimir Ludwig

    Professional memberships/Positions held: PhD Rep – Bristol Vision Institute Management Team PhD Rep – The School of Experimental Psychology Equality and Diversity Committee Secretariat to the AVA (Applied Vision Association)  

    Email: ar0719@bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Adele Wang

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
    Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2014

    Graduation date: January 2019

    Research topic: The role of genes and environment in adolescent wellbeing

    My research investigates the genetic and environmental influences that can help us explain why some adolescents experience higher levels of wellbeing than others. I am also interested in predictors of wellbeing throughout the lifecourse. My ESRC PhD studentship is in collaboration with the Department of Health, with the hope that my research will have direct implications on policy recommendations, and help to bridge the gap between research and policy making.

     

    Research supervisors: Dr Claire Haworth, Dr Oliver Davies

    Email: adele.wang@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/adele_wang_

    Website/Blog: https://dynamicgenetics.org/


  • Dr Abigail Mottershaw

    Psychology Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
    Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

    Start date: September 2015

    Graduation date: January 2019

    Research topic: The nature and nurture of wellbeing in adolescence

    Abigail’s project examines environmental and genetic influences on adolescent wellbeing using a genetically informative design. The Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) is world leading in this field, frequently informing policy and often reported in the media. This project expands the impact of TEDS by analysing data collected on 5000 pairs of twins when they were 16 years old using a wide range of variables, including measures of wellbeing, personality characteristics, mental illness and cognitive and academic success. This novel research has great implications for policy, particularly education, and extends current knowledge on subjective wellbeing.

    Research supervisors: Dr Claire Haworth

    Email: abigail.mottershaw@bristol.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbiMottershaw

    Website/Blog: http://www.bris.ac.uk/expsych/people/abigail-l-mottershaw/index.html