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Nura Sidarus

Principal Investigator

I’m a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, at Royal Holloway University of London, and an affiliated member of the Neuroscience of Mental Health group, at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. I completed an MSc and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, at University College London, before receiving a Fyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the École Normale Supérieure, in Paris.

I am currently funded by an ESRC New Investigator Grant.

You can find a more detailed CV on my website, as well as details on initiatives to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.


Alexandra Hopkins

Postdoctoral Researcher


I’m a postdoc interested in how people attribute outcomes to causes and how that might relate to people with depressive symptoms. I’m also interested in mental health research generally in the field of Computational Psychiatry. Most of my work involves a combination of behavioural research, computational modelling (reinforcement learning, Bayesian modelling) and neuroimaging.  


I started as a postdoctoral researcher after completing my PhD in Computational Psychiatry at the Max Planck UCL Centre in London, where I studied uncertainty and how it relates to anxiety. Outside of the lab, you can find me under a tree in Clissold Park writing short stories.


Christina Dimitriadou

PhD Student


I am a PhD student exploring how individuals in the Autism spectrum perceive volatility, how they act upon uncertain/volatile environments and the neural mechanisms behind these processes, with the use of behavioural experiments, computational modelling and electroencephalography. I am also interested in how these processes manifest in sub-clinical autistic, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety related traits.


I completed an MSc in Brain Imaging at the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Psychology at the University of East London. Prior to starting my PhD I worked as a research assistant at the department of Psychology, Royal Holoway, University of London, where I was involved in studies investigating the neural mechanisms in optimal stopping problems, with Bayesian modelling.


Martina Kavanová, MSc student at UCL

Adrien Kerebel, Visiting student from ENS, Paris


Jon Roiser, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Tim Dalgleish, MRC, CBU, University of Cambridge

Gary Brown, Royal Holloway University of London

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