Tobias Hauser

Principal Investigator

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.

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Nadescha Trudel

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Magda Dubois

PhD Student

Magda is a PhD student on the Comp2Psych Programme.

Alisa Loosen

PhD Student

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.

Maddy Payne

PhD Student

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.

Sam Hewitt

PhD Student

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.

Larisa Dinu

PhD Student

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.

Karen Hoang

Clinical Research Coordinator

Lucy Lai

Summer visiting student

Lucy is a visiting PhD student from Sam Gershman’s lab at Harvard. She is getting her PhD from the Harvard Program in Neuroscience and studies resource-rational learning and decision making. In the DCP lab, she is interested in understanding egodystonia, or the mismatch between desires and behavior, in individuals with obsessive compulsive traits.

Charlotte Monnier

MSc student

Julia Siembiga

MSci student


Vasilisa Skvortsova

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah Bühler

Rotation PhD Student

Johanna Habicht

Research Assistant

Stan Majewski

Placement Student

Aislinn Bowler

Research Assistant

Benjamin Chew

PhD Student