Research Assistant, Lab Manager
As lab manager for the Center for BrainHealth's Computational Psychiatry Unit, Jennifer is responsible for study design, participant recruitment, conducting behavioral and functional neuroimaging data and training volunteer researchers. Her previous research experience includes:
- Contactless pH sensor development at Electrical & Electronic Engineering biomedical lab, Imperial College London (UCL)
- murine pancreatic MR imaging at Centre for Biomedical Imaging, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
- fMRI and behavioral data analysis on social decision-making during economic exchange in borderline personality disorder at Computational Psychiatry Group, UCL
Jennifer's research motivation is to understand neurobiological mechanisms underlying social and cognitive deficits often seen in individuals with mental disorders such as autism and depression. She is particularly interested in applying and developing computational methods for studying the human brain and contributing to the development of quantitative and objective diagnostic systems for psychiatric illnesses. Prior to joining the Center for BrainHealth, Jennifer worked as a Technology Evaluation Executive at Science Technology Facilities Council Innovations Ltd. and has a Master of Science in Physics. She will complete a Master of Research in Brain Science from the University College London in September 2015.