Research Assistant & Lab Manager
I am currently working on several different projects in the Attention Lab under Dr Mark Stokes. The research concerns different aspects of visual working memory, cognitive control and the inhibition of cognitive processing of irrelevant distracting information. Experiments include both computerized tasks, as well as EEG recordings, to provide behavioural- and brain activity data.
My previous research experiences include projects on individual differences in emotional regulation as well as the effects of stress and anxiety on learning and memory. Prior to starting the M.Sc. in Psychological Research in Oxford, I gained practical – and clinical research experience through working with eating disorder patients in a psychiatric unit in Exeter. Currently, I am also working on systematic reviews investigating the efficacy of certain psychoactive drugs (specifically ketamine and valproate) in bipolar disorder.
Once I complete the projects within the attention lab, I am aiming to go on the doctorate in clinical psychology; combining the (theoretical-) knowledge of the neurophysiological principles of attention and cognitive control to address the underlying deficits in psychiatric disorders (e.g., schizophrenia) with clinical practise.
I grew up in Germany. I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands in 2012 before starting the MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford in 2013.