- Research Assistant
Lauren is a DPhil student as part of the Collaborative Oxford Network for Bipolar Research to Improve Outcomes (CONBRIO; http://conbrio.psych.ox.ac.uk/home).
She is interested in the cognitive neuroscience of Bipolar Disorder and other disorders that demonstrate mood instability. Her research focuses on understanding the potential relationship between mood and neural instability, and whether this instability relates to impairments in emotional regulation and cognition for individuals experiencing high mood instability. In order to understand these concepts, Lauren uses a range of techniques including prospective, automated mood monitoring and MEG.
It is hoped that findings from these methods may provide targets for experimental medicine interventions and help to transform the understanding and treatment of Bipolar Disorder.
Prior to beginning her DPhil, Lauren was a Research Assistant at University of Oxford for 3 years researching differences in mood instability between Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder, and working on a cohort study to develop self-management approaches for patients with Bipolar Disorder. She completed an MSc in Psychiatric Research at Kings College London, and a BSc in Psychology at the University of Birmingham.
DSM-III-R change in definition might have affected placebo response to antidepressants - Authors' reply.
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Psychoeducation and online mood tracking for patients with bipolar disorder: A randomised controlled trial.
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Associations between mood instability and emotional processing in a large cohort of bipolar patients.
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The effects of medication and current mood upon facial emotion recognition: findings from a large bipolar disorder cohort study.
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