BSc, MSc, DPhil, CPsychol
Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Sciences
I am a registered psychologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. I completed my DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.
I am interested in behavioural interventions that address disorders and disease. I have focused on left-behind groups including people with mental illness and ethnic minorities. My expertise spans intervention development, qualitative methods and feasibility testing.
My postdoctoral research aims to develop an intervention for people with circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders. During my doctoral research, I developed a weight management intervention for people with serious mental illness. I also served as a Junior Dean at Brasenose College, Oxford.
I was awarded a BSc Psychology and Language Sciences from UCL and a MSc Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. In 2016, I returned to UCL at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health as a research assistant. In 2018, I joined Oxford.
Awards and Scholarships
Senior Hulme scholarship (2021), University of Oxford
Doctoral scholarship (2019-22), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Sackler Institute award for the highest grade (2016), King's College London
Postgraduate scholarship (2015-16), Leverhulme Trust
Development and initial evaluation of a weight management programme tailored for people with serious mental illness: a non-randomised feasibility study with qualitative interviews
Lee C. et al, (2023), 47
Development and initial evaluation of a behavioural intervention to support weight management for people with serious mental illness: an uncontrolled feasibility and acceptability study
Lee C. et al, (2023), BMC Psychiatry, 23
Phase angle as biomarker of inflammatory changes during very low-calorie ketogenic diet.
Barrea L. et al, (2023), International journal of obesity (2005), 47, 1 - 2
COSMIC: COgnitive behavioural therapy for people with Severe Mental illness and obesity targeting Insomnia Care (2023-25), Principal Investigator, NIHR BRC
WHEEL: Weight cHange for people with sErious mEntal iLlness (2019-24), Principal Investigator, NIHR ARC
Module Lead (2021-present), BSc Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Tutor (2022-present), BSc Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Assistant (2019-present), Short Courses in Qualitative Research Methods, University of Oxford