Principal Investigator

Dr Stella Chan

Reader in Clinical Psychology

Stella coordinates all of the EVA projects. 

Read more about Stella and her work here.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Dr Angela McLaughlin

Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology

Angela works on Project Soothe.

Current students

Rabia Afzal

PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started October 2018)

Thesis title: Exploring cross-cultural differences in humor use, altruistic acts and mental health among young adults.

Read more about Rabia and her work here.

Catarina Gaglianone

PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started 2020), co-supervised by Prof Matthias Schwannauer

Thesis title: The Impact of Soothing Images on Prospective Visual Imagery and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression.

Jingni Ma

PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started 2018), co-supervised by Dr Paul Morris

Thesis title: Nature-based Interventions to enhance Psychological Well-being in Adults.

Read more about Jingni and her work here.

Niamh Macsweeney

PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started January 2019), co-supervised by Dr Heather Whalley (Division of Psychiatry)

Thesis title: In search of bio-psycho-social markers for the recurrence of adolescent depression.

Read more about Niamh and her work here.

Ioannis Psomadakis

MSc student (September 2019-2020)

Claire Tai

PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started September 2020)

Read more about Claire and her work here. 

Asnea Tariq

PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started September 2018)

Thesis title: An Experimental Investigation on Mindfulness and Compassionate Mind Training to Reduce the effects of Early Maladaptive Schemas

Read more about Asnea and her work here.

Ilayda Turk

PhD student in Clinical Psychology

Thesis title: Attentional Biases and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

EVA collaborators 

Prof Andrew McIntosh

Professor of Biological Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry

Andrew is currently involved with the 'In search of vulnerability mechanisms for adolescent depression' project.

Read more about Andrew and his work here.

Dr Heather Whalley

Senior Research Fellow in Psychiatry

Heather collaborates with EVA on many projects. Heather is PI for the CCACE funding and Co-I for the Wellcome Trust funding for the 'In search of vulnerability mechanisms for adolescent depression' project and the 'In search of bio-psycho-social markers for the recurrence of adolescent depression' project.

Read more about Heather and her work here. 

Past students, researchers, and collaborators

Kyla Brophy

Former visiting student (July 2019). PhD Student in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Canada.

Research interests: Self-compassion and emotion regulation in psychotherapy.

Read more about Kyla's work here. 

Dr Toni Clarke

Research Fellow in Psychiatry 

Toni previously worked in Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and is Co-I for the CCACE funding for the 'In search of vulnerability mechanisms for adolescent depression' project.

Martina Frascara

Postgraduate Clinical Psychology Trainee at the University of Padova, Italy (visiting March-September 2019)

Thesis title: What could be the association between burden and self-compassion in family caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in Italy?

Dr Somia Imran

Former PhD student in Clinical Psychology (passed 2018, under the supervision of Dr Stella Chan, Prof Ethel Quayle, and Dr Angus MacBeth).

Thesis title: Secondary Attachment and Mental Health in Pakistani and Scottish Adolescents

Anders Jespersen

Former EVA research assistant

Now a PhD student in Translational Neuroscience.

Read more about Anders and his work here.

Dr Antonia Klases

Former PhD student in Clinical Psychology (passed 2020, under the supervision of Dr Stella Chan).

 

Thesis title: Self-Compassion and Mental Health in Adolescents 

Dr Eilidh Smith

Former PhD student in Clinical Psychology (passed 2018, under the supervision of Dr Stella Chan and Dr Heather Whalley).

 

Thesis title: Biopsychosocial approach to the examination of potential biomarkers of depression, anxiety and wellbeing in adolescence

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