Dr Stella Chan
Reader in Clinical Psychology
Stella coordinates all of the EVA projects.
Dr Elaine Gray
Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Psychology
Elaine works on the 'In search of vulnerability mechanisms for adolescent depression' project.
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.
PhD student in Clinical Psychology (started January 2019), co-supervised with Dr Heather Whalley (Division of Psychiatry)
MSc student (September 2019-2020)
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
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.
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.
Past students and researchers
Former visiting student (July 2019). PhD Student in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Canada.
Research interests: Self-compassion and emotion regulation in psychotherapy.
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.
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).
Former EVA research assistant
Now a PhD student in Translational Neuroscience.
Dr Eilidh Smith
Former PhD student in Clinical Psychology (passed 2018, under the supervision of Dr Stella Chan and Dr Heather Whalley).