2017-2018: Fulbright Visiting Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (under Prof. Phil Gehrman).
2016: Visiting Research Fellow, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand (under Prof. Philippa Gander).
2015-present: Honorary Assistant Psychologist, Oxford Early Intervention Service (under Dr. Louise Johns).
2013-present: D.Phil. Candidate in Clinical Neuroscience (supervised by Dr. Katharina Wulff).
2013: Research Assistant, Nuffield Department of Opthamology, (under Dr. Katharina Wulff).
2007-2012: MA in Psychology, University of Glasgow (First Class).
My research interests primarily surround gaining understanding of the sleep and circadian indicators of psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) in subclinical and high-risk populations.
My doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Katharina Wulff, explores the roles of subjective perception and objective markers of sleep (and how these can interact) in the formation of psychiatric symptomatology, with a focus on PLEs. Alongside this research, I have also worked in the Oxford Early Invention Service as an Honorary Assistant Psychologist with Dr. Louise Johns, specialising in sleep related complaints in psychosis.
I have recently submitted my thesis and am currently working as a post-doctoral fellow within the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute. My current research involves directly translating the core findings of my thesis to clinical populations.
Additionally, I was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to visit the University of Pennsylvania later this year under the supervision of Prof. Phil Gehrman.
The interaction between subclinical psychotic experiences, insomnia and objective measures of sleep.
Cosgrave J. et al, (2017), Schizophr Res
Tailored dose baclofen in patients with alcoholic liver disease: A case series with 2-year follow-up of hospitalisation
Heydtmann M. et al, (2015), Addiction Research & Theory, 23, 510 - 517
Imagining the impossible before breakfast: the relation between creativity, dissociation, and sleep.
van Heugten-van der Kloet D. et al, (2015), Front Psychol, 6