Research team

The PsyLife group is led by Dr James Kirkbride. As the group develops you’ll find the profiles of its members here. Dr Kirkbride welcomes enquiries from PhD or Masters students who have ideas or interests in his area of research. You can get in touch with James via his profile page.

Chief investigator

Research Fellows & Associates

  • Dr Hannah Jongsma (ESRC Doctoral Training Program Fellow)
  • Dr Gemma Lewis
  • Dr Tao Ding (Christina) (joint with Department of Statistical Sciences)

PhD students

Research Assistants

Visiting Researchers

  • Dr Martina Rattin (University of Verona)

Work experience students

Past members 

  • Research Associates
    • Dr Francesca Solmi
    • Dr Urzsula Tymoszuk
  • Previous visiting researchers:
    • Anna-Clara Hollander (Karolinska Institute). Anna-Clara worked on a project investigating the risk of schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses in refugees to Sweden.
    • Dr Daria Monteforte (University of Verona)
  • Past students:
    • Chandni Hindocha (MRC PhD placement)
    • 2018 MSc students: Sarah Ledden, James Terhune, Dafni Katsampa
    • 2017 MSc students: Samantha Harris, Syeda Akther, Dawid Gondek
    • 2016 MSc students: Lucy Richardson, Abdolali Mohammadi, Tom Steare
    • 2015 MSc students: Anita Chandra, Lisa Laeber, Ho-Yun Lee
    • Nadia Ayed (Intern)
  • The following people have previously contributed to the work of our PsyLife group: Claire Stubbins (SEPEA/EUGEI), Rachel Yates (EUGEI), Carolyn Crane (SEPEA/EUGEI), Fredrik Oher (AESOP).