Team

Tobias Hauser website google scholar ORCID

Principal Investigator | UCL

Tobias is the head of the Developmental Computational Psychiatry group and a Sir Henry Dale Fellow. He wants to understand how neurocognitive development can go awry and lead to mental health problems during childhood and adolescence.

 

Karen Hoang

Clinical research coordinator | UCL

 

Nadescha Trudel

Postdoc | UCL

Nadescha is interested in the neurocomputational mechanisms of decision-making, learning and metacognition. In the DCP lab, she focuses on processes underlying information search behaviour and confidence judgments in OCD patients and healthy controls by using a combination of large-scale online data sets, neuroimaging methods and computational models.

 

Tricia Seow website google scholar ORCID

Postdoc | UCL

Tricia’s research interests lie in understanding the role of decision making and metacognition in compulsivity, a subcomponent of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that has transdiagnostic relevance. In the DCP, she will further investigate neurocognitive mechanisms that predict the success or failure of standardised cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for OCD, with the ultimate goal of understanding mechanisms underlying OCD and improving CBT outcomes.

 

Larisa Dinu

PhD student | KCL

Larisa is a rotation PhD student on the LIDo DTP. She has a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Psychiatric Research. Larisa is interested in the early detection and prevention of mental health disorders, heterogeneity and dynamic cognitive changes across the lifespan. In her rotation, she works on developing an ecological sampling method for understanding variability in impulsivity and compulsivity in young people.

 

Sam Hewitt google scholar ORCID

PhD student | UCL

Sam is a PhD student on the UCL-Birkbeck MRC-DTP. He Is interested in how we learn to be motivated toward certain actions, how changes in motivation and decision-making relate to the development of mental health conditions and the brain mechanisms which are important in this. Prior to joining the DCP lab, Sam worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.

 

Maddy Payne

PhD student | UCL

Maddy is a rotation student on the UCL-Birkbeck MRC DTP. She is interested in adolescence as a period of heightened risk for developing mental health conditions. Through her PhD, Maddy is keen to explore how development in reinforcement learning, information seeking and metacognition might help explain onset of mental health conditions such as depression. In her rotation in the DCP lab, she aims to design a task to measure metacognition in children and young people and learn more about implementing computational methods of analysis to explore these questions.

 

Alisa Loosen google scholar ORCID

PhD student | UCL

Alisa is a PhD student on the Comp2Psych Programme. She is interested in the neurocomputational mechanisms underpinning metacognition in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is her goal to develop computational models to better understand the relationship between brain, cognition and psychiatric symptoms across development.

 

Julia Siembiga

Master student | UCL

Julia is an MSci student on a Neuroscience programme at UCL. Julia is interested in how changes in cognitive function relate to the development of mental health issues and what underlying neural mechanisms might be involved.

 

Alumni

Magda Dubois | PhD student

Lucy Lai | Rotation student

Charlotte Monnier | Master student

Vasilisa Skvortsova | Postdoc

Sarah Bühler | Rotation student

Johanna Habicht | Research Assistant

Stan Majewski | Rotation student

Aislinn Bowler | Research Assistant

Benjamin Chew | PhD student