Behavioural Sciences

Bringing together researchers in a range of disciplines such as cognition, neuroscience, linguistics, education, communication, medicine, health, phonetics and development, the teaching of the mind, behaviour and language have explored a vibrant spectrum of how we think and act.

Our Behavioural Sciences mentors are scholars who have profound interest in the fields of psychology and language sciences, and their skillsets range across both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Kai Xiang Lim

PhD in Psychiatric Genomics

King’s College London

Kai Xiang’s PhD involves analysing huge datasets to investigate the aetiology of self-harm using genetically informed methods. His interests lie in the areas of mental health, statistical genetics and data science.

Interesting fact: Kai Xiang’s research focusses on twin studies!

Marleen Haandrikman

Lecturer and Researcher in Psychology

University of Twente

Marleen’s area of specialty is in the psychology of conflict, risk and safety. Currently, she is working as a lecturer where she guides and teaches students research related skills, such as experimental studies and developing a personality test.

Interesting fact: Marleen has transformed from being a student, intern, student assistant to lecturer in the past 6 years!

Jacqueline van Arkel

Research Assistant | MSc Human Machine Communication

Radboud University Nijmegen

Jacqueline is a computational linguist, experienced in constructing computational-level cognitive models in order to address different questions within linguistics, specifically regarding dialogue.

Interesting fact: Combining her two passions, Jacqueline is proficient in both lingustic theories and computing!

Nathan Scott

Research Assistant | MSc Forensic Science

University of Sunderland | University College London

Nathan is a research assistant for the University of Sunderland, helping the university evaluate domestic violence and abuse interventions targeted at perpetrators and victims. He completed his BSc in Psychology and MSc in Forensic Science at UCL, where he gained a passion for research and crime science.

Interesting fact: Nathan’s undergraduate dissertation was on jury decision-making, after which he has received funding to conduct multiple follow up studies!

Anushree
Joshi

MA Social Work

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Anushree is a biomedical engineer who made the jump to a very different field – a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has interned at various non-profit organisations where she has gained insights into this sector through field work.

Interesting fact: Anushree’s focus is on family research – she is looking into how religion and spirituality influence relationships between cancer patients and their caregivers!


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