I am Assistant Professor in Psychology and developmental psychologist and criminologist by training. My research focuses on the development and causes of antisocial/aggressive behaviours and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, with a primary focus on childhood mental health across cultures and developing culturally-appropriate assessment tools. I lecture and supervise across various modules on the BSc/BA programme in Psychology at the Department of Psychology and Human Development at UCL. I am founder and co-chair of the UCL Early Career Network at the Institute of Education (@IOE_EarlyCareer).
Priot to London, I spent 8 years in Cambridge. Most recently as the Betty Behrens Research Fellow (JRF) at Clare Hall College (University of Cambridge) where I led my own line of research into the causes and mitigating factors of antisocial behaviour and childhood mental wellbeing. Some time before that, I was a PhD student at Newnham College (University of Cambridge), where I developed the first dimensional assessment of childhood paranoia/suspiciousness – The Social Mistrust Scale, which has been published and translated into Mandarin Chinese, and French. Please get in touch if you are interested in collaborating.
At Cambridge, I was a primary supervisor for the Psychological and Behavioural Science paper and an affiliated lecturer and examiner at the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge (2010-18). I was also an ad-hoc undergraduate admissions interviewer for Newnham (2017).