Emy Nimbley

Thesis title: Exploring sensory and socio-cognitive processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anorexia Nervosa

Clinical Psychology

Year of study: 2

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Old Medical School, Elsie Inglis Quadrangle, Teviot Place

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I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 2018,  before graduating from my MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath in 2019. I have worked with children and adolescents across the world, from Germany to Vietnam, and across a variety of clinical and educational settings. Moving back to Edinburgh after my MSc, I took a year out before starting my PhD, where I worked at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children during the COVID pandemic. I started my PhD in September of 2020 exploring sensory processing and social cognition in young people with autism and anorexia nervosa.


MA Psychology with 1st Class Honors, University of Glasgow 

MSc Health Psychology with Distinction, University of Bath 

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Research summary

My current research interests are child and adolescent mental health, focusing on neurodevelopmental disorders and comorbid psychopathology. I am also interested the biological bases of behaviours and mental health, particularly neuropsychological deficits and brain plasticity. 

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