Lauren graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) Psychology at University College London. She did her dissertation research on the effects of bullying on mental health outcomes. She is using data from the most recent of Britain’s national longitudinal birth cohort research-the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)-which tracks the Millennium children through their early childhood years to adulthood. Lauren is currently writing up here dissertation research for publication.
Stephanie was a rotation student in the lab. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Zoology at the University of Bristol, followed by a Masters in Human Evolution and Behaviour at University College London. Her MSc thesis examined the effect of prenatal and postnatal environment on the risk of later behavioural difficulties, using data from ALSPAC.
She is now part of the BioSocial Centre for Doctoral Training, funded by the BBSRC and ESRC. Her PhD project aims to build an integrative model of resilience that concurrently examines environmental, psychological and biological processes and their interplay at varying developmental periods.
Yan has done her MRes Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL in 2016. Her Master thesis in the lab entitled “Why does the developmental course of inattention symptoms predict educational achievement?” has been awarded by the Shallice Prize and Dean’s list. She is now at the Beijing Normal university working as a product manager.
Tim graduated from University College London with a First Class Honours in BSc Psychology. He completed his undergraduate dissertation in the lab under the Supervision of Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault and Prof Essi Viding. The study was entitled “Peer Victimisation as an independent predictor of Conduct Problems and CU traits: A longitudinal twin differences study”. He was named the Winner of the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences Undergraduate Conference, where he presented his dissertation findings. In collaboration with several authors, Tim co-authored a paper entitled “Concurrent and Longitudinal Contribution of Exposure to Bullying in Childhood Mental Health: The Role of Vulnerability and Resilience” which has been published in JAMA Psychiatry. Tim is grateful to have been mentored by such nurturing supervisors, and to have been part of the lab, which has allowed him to pursue his combined interests in Clinical, Educational and Developmental Psychology. He currently holds the position of Associate Psychologist, working with children with special educational needs in Singapore.