DR CIARA MCCABE

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Psychopharmacologist

Dr McCabe did her PhD on the effects of anxiolytic drugs in animal models of frustrative non-reward at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. She did her first post doc in primate models of drug addiction at Wake Forest, NC, USA. Subsequently she moved to the Experimental Psychology and then the Psychiatry Department at Oxford University to study human neural reward function and psychopharmacology in at risk patient groups and healthy controls.  https://www.reading.ac.uk/Psychology/About/staff/c-mccabe.aspx

SIYABEND KAYA

PhD student

PhD Thesis Title: Reward and Aversion processing in Adolescents with Depression symptoms.

Turkish Government funded.

REBECCA WATSON

PhD student joint with Prof Reynolds  and Prof Harvey in Psychology

PhD Thesis Title: Measuring social and physical anhedonia symptoms in adolescents.

European Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Grant.

HANXIN ZHANG

PhD student joint with Dr Vogt in Psychology

PhD Thesis Title: The effects of culture on valuing happiness and the prediction of well being.

RHIAN TAYLOR

PhD student joint with Dr Badii Computer Science

PhD Thesis Title: Developing computational models to examine reinforcement learning in adolescent depression.

IRINA ADENIYI

MSc student

Irina is working on reward and effort learning in young people with depression symptoms.

TOM VOS

Visiting MSc student studying the "Biology of Disease" at the Univ of Utrecht

Tom is helping pilot new tasks for reward processing in young people.

TOM RICHARDS

UG Placement Student

Tom is working on reward processing and the symptom of anhedonia in young people.

 

PREVIOUS LAB MEMBERS

DR ANNA-LENA FREY

Project Manager, Alzheimer's Research UK, Cambridge, UK.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-frey-60a89017b/

Anna did her PhD in the lab on Social Learning in Depression: Evidence from Computational Modelling, Neuroimaging, and Neurotransmitter Depletion.
Successfully completed within 4 years FT.
Medical Research Council (MRC) funded.

DR ZOLA DEAN

Teaching Fellow, Psychology Department, University of Reading.

Zola did her PhD in the lab on Anhedonia in Major Depressive Disorder and the case for its treatment using catecholaminergic antidepressants.
Successfully completed within 4 years FT.
University of Reading Social Sciences Doctoral Funding.

ANNA NAKAMURA

PhD student Dept. of Clinical Psychology, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Visiting PhD student to NRG-Lab for 6 months in 2018.

DR ALEX ANTONESEI

Clinical Psychologist working in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS, Trust, London.

Alex did her Phd in the lab on Reward and Punishment Probabilistic Learning in Depression: Using signal detection tasks.
Successfully completed within 4 years FT.
Medical Research Council (MRC) funded.

DR STEFANIE HORNDASCH

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Erlangen University.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stefanie_Horndasch

Dr Horndasch from Erlangen University worked for a year in our lab as a visiting Psychiatrist examining the neural responses to reward in those at risk of eating Disorders.

DR EWELINA RZEPA

Clinical Outcomes Assessment Consultant at Parexel, Global CRO & Biopharmaceutical Services Company, London.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ewelina-rzepa-msl/?originalSubdomain=uk

Ewelina did her PhD in the lab on Neural Responses to Reward and Aversion in adolescents as a Possible Biomarker for Depression.
Successfully completed within 4 years FT.
Medical Research Council (MRC) funded.

DR FELICITY COWDREY

Clinical Psychologist working in CAMHS

Felicity did her PhD in the lab on Reward Processing in Adolescents and Adults at Risk of Anorexia Nervosa.
Successfully completed within 4 years FT.
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust funded. University of Oxford.

 

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