Oxford Centre for Emotions & Affective Neuroscience - OCEAN (Fox Lab)
I am currently in my final year of study on the DPhil in Experimental Psychology. My doctoral thesis is based on the topic of 'Individual differences in Environmental Sensitivity' - I am particularly interested in understanding the relationship between environmental stress and mental health outcomes - and the individual difference factors that moderate this relationship, including personality and genetic factors.
I have worked on the CogBIAS Longitudinal Study for the past five years and was involved as a research assistant in setting this up. The study uses a cognitive and genetic approach to investigate risk and resilience pathways associated with mental health outcomes in adolescents. Therefore I have ample experience in the research process, including designing a study, programming experimental tasks, recruiting participants, data collection in schools and disseminating research findings.
I am expected to complete my DPhil in September 2018 after which I would like to continue working on research projects with a particular focus on improving the lives of young people both within and outside of the school environment.
2015 - 2018: DPhil in Experimental Psychology
2013 - 2015: Research Assistant and Project Coordinator for the CogBIAS Project.
2012 - 2013: MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Essex (Distinction).
2009 - 2012 : BSc in Psychology from the University of East Anglia (2:1).
The CogBIAS longitudinal study protocol: cognitive and genetic factors influencing psychological functioning in adolescence.
Booth C. et al, (2017), BMC Psychol, 5
Sensory-processing sensitivity moderates the association between childhood experiences and adult life satisfaction.
Booth C. et al, (2015), Pers Individ Dif, 87, 24 - 29
The heritability of optimism, spirituality, and meaning in life
Fox E. and Booth C., (2015), Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology
Uncontrolled eating in adolescents: The role of impulsivity and automatic approach bias for food
Booth C. et al, Appetite