Sydni Weissgold


I am a Psychiatry PhD Student investigating SYNGAP1-related intellectual disabilities My background is in neuroscience and developmental psychopathology. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a research assistant with the Safe Passage Study, investigating associations between uterine and placental health with offspring cognitive development. 


  • 2022-Present: PhD Candidate - Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
  • 2021-2022: BPS Accredited MSc Psychology, University of Westminster¬†
  • 2020-2021: MSc Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, Kings College London
  • 2016-2020: BSc Neuroscience, University of St Andrews

Current research interests

SYNGAP1-related intellectual disability

Past research interests

Synaptic transmission, uterine health and cognitive development