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Researchers

Dr Stella Chan

Reader in Clinical Psychology

Stella coordinates all of the EVA projects. 

Read more about Stella and her work here.

Dr Elaine Gray

Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Psychology

Elaine works on the 'In search of vulnerability mechanisms for adolescent depression' project.

Read more about Elaine and her work here.

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.

Niamh Macsweeney

PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started January 2019), co-supervised with 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)

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.

Visiting students

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?

EVA collaborators 

Dr Toni Clarke

Research Fellow in Psychiatry 

Toni is Co-I for the CCACE funding for the 'In search of vulnerability mechanisms for adolescent depression' project.

Read more about Toni and her work here.

Prof Stephen Lawrie

Head of the Division of Psychiatry

Read more about Stephen and his work here.

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 and researchers

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 Somia Imran

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

Anders Jespersen

Former EVA research assistant

Now a PhD student in Translational Neuroscience.

Read more about Anders and his work here.

Dr Eilidh Smith

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