I am an Alan Turing Institute research fellow studying child and adolescent brain development and the emergence of mental health disorders during the teenage years. My research questions include how change in an individual’s brain predicts their risk of mental health disorders and neural markers of individual differences in cognitive skills or psychiatric diagnoses. I am excited to understand how we can harness the tools of data science to support personalised talking therapies to nurture young people’s mental health.
A passionate advocate for reproducible neuroscience, I have a proven track record of publishing analyses with all supporting data and analysis code required to verify the results. A manuscript without the evidence is just a nice story. I support my colleagues in sharing their data while maintaining participant confidentiality and provide trainings for anyone looking to build the skills needed to ensure all their research outputs can be remixed and reused by others. I define open science to include being welcome to everyone and advocate for the promotion of traditionally under-represented groups (women, LGBTQ, people of colour and people with disabilities) in STEM.