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I am a Psychiatrist and Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge (UK). I undertake NHS work at Cambridge & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT, UK).
I collaborate with institutions such as the National Treatment Service for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (England and Wales, UK), the University of Minnesota Impulse Control Disorders Clinic (USA), and the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago (USA).
My research is funded by a grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS, UK) and by an Intermediate Clinical Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust (UK).
Neurobiology and treatment of obsessive-compulsive related disorders and behavioural addictions. Conditions of interest include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), pathological gambling, kleptomania, trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
I use a variety of techniques, including cognitive assessment, brain imaging, and pharmacological challenges, to explore the brain underpinnings of these conditions and the mechanisms through which treatments affect cognition, and improve symptoms.
Through my research, I hope to contribute towards the development of brain-based markers that can identify people at risk of developing impulsive-compulsive disorders before symptoms become ingrained; and that can be used to choose tailored treatments and predict treatment responses for individuals.
Consulting work undertaken in relation to pharmaceutical and neuroscience sectors (advising on study design including use of cognitive tests to detect procognitive and deleterious cognitive effects; statistical analysis of clinical trial data; writing of formal Clinical Trial Reports; representation of clients at regulatory meetings including EMA and FDA)
I regret that I do not currently offer private psychiatric consultations.