Niamh MacSweeney

Thesis title: In search of bio-psycho-social markers for the recurrence of adolescent depression

Background

I graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2018 with a First Class, joint-honours degree in Psychology and English Literature. My final year thesis leveraged a novel behavioural assay of coping and investigated its relationship with depressive symptom severity in female adolescents.  I worked as a research assistant with Dr Clare Kelly at IMMALab, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, from June 2017 to September 2018 on a Brain and Behaviour funded project investigating the neural correlates of coping and emotion regulation in adolescent depression. In May 2018, I was awarded a Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarship, and began my PhD in January 2019 at the University of Edinburgh. My PhD will investigate the bio-psycho-social markers for the recurrence of adolescent depression, and is supervised by Dr Stella Chan and Dr Heather Whalley. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Psychology with English Literature, First-Class Honours.