I have a fresh new paper out today, published in Psychological Medicine! This is research from my PhD, looking at how the risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder vary by migrant status, region of origin, and age-at-migration. Some of the headline results were that we found similar patterns of increased risk across all … More New research: risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders by migrant status
Today marks the end of my third year on my PhD journey! I have spent the last three years of living in London, finding new and better ways to lose time on the internet instead of getting real work done. Since my last update, lots has happened! I realized I had no money left in … More 3 years down, a bit to go: PhD update
I am so happy to share my 1st first-author paper, which was published today! Woohooo! This has been a long-time coming, as this paper is based on research I did during my MSc with Dr. Ian Colman (and the APEAL lab) and Dr. Simon Hatcher, with support from Dr. Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon. You can read the … More Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published
I am the sort of person who usually stops the microwave with 30 seconds still on the clock, preferring to eat slightly cold food then wait a few moments longer. But I find myself in a field where good things take a long time. Perhaps my perspective is skewed, as a trudging PhD student, … More Research turkey and super fun process evaluation: My PhD life
This is definitely a delightful first for me! I went away on vacation and came back this morning to find that 2 of my papers have just been released (one published, one in press)! So, if your Monday is off to a slow start or you want to learn about some of the most recent … More Academic dream life: Two new papers!
In an inspired moment of intense procrastination a few years ago, when struggling to write my thesis proposal, I crafted the following fake thesis proposal, to delight my fellow grad students who were similarly miring in the slog. My research objectives included: To examine the cross-sectional association between viral cat video viewing and measures of … More Viral cat video viewing has a moment in the sun!
It might be said that I am a bit of a coffee snob. I like it black, I like it bold, and I like there to be swirls of oil on the top, indicating the oh-so-fresh goodness of newly roasted beans. This love for the black magical elixir sparked at debate on my recent travels. … More The “science” of coffee: The imPRESSions study
The last couple of weeks have been action-packed and, for the first time ever, I have started to feel kinda OK from a research perspective. This has been such a welcome change from the norm, as I spent approximately 99% of the past year second-guessing my research and generally feeling stupid. (Andy Dwyer) But in … More Not-so-humble brag: Doing researchy things moderately well
Wow, am I knackered!! This past week has been inspiring, intense, and exhausting. I had the opportunity to go attend the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour this past week in Tallinn, Estonia. While I can (and will) wax poetic about how beautiful the city, how excellent the food, and how interesting the travel experience, … More Reflections on ESSSB15