Ed Millgate

0+3.5 Student

I graduated my bachelors degree in the first cohort of the Psychology BSc at King’s in 2018 and proceeded onto the MRC-DTP’s 0+3.5 pathway the same year. During my undergraduate degree I was a research assistant to a number of projects from the lab of Dr Geoff Bird, and received a couple second-authorships on a body of work relating to a sub-clinical condition called alexithymia. My PhD project concerns the relationship between cognitive performance in antipsychotic response in psychosis, predominately schizophrenia, and is supervised by Prof James H MacCabe and Dr Eugenia Kravariti.  In my first two years I collected data from first-episode psychosis patients using NHS services as well as worked as an honorary assistant psychologist in the NHS SLaM PICuP outpatient service for psychosis. I also worked as a seminar leader in my second year for the Psychiatric Research MSc at King’s. I chose the DTP in order to develop my independent skills as a researcher in data collection and analysis, as well as gain additional training in research ethics, Good Clinical Practise, phlebotomy and MRI safety. I chose the MRC because of its high quality network with other researchers and support for PhD and post-doctoral students.  

Publications

Murphy, J., Geary, H., Millgate, E., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2018). Direct and indirect effects of age on interoceptive accuracy and awareness across the adult lifespan. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 25(3), 1193-1202. 

Murphy, J., Millgate, E., Geary, H., Ichijo, E., Coll, M. P., Brewer, R., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2018). Knowledge of resting heart rate mediates the relationship between intelligence and the heartbeat counting task. Biological psychology, 133, 1-3. 

Murphy, J., Geary, H., Millgate, E., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2018). Processing speed and fluid intelligence contribute towards decline in facial emotion recognition ability across the adult lifespan. Journal of Vision, 18(10), 570-570. 

Murphy, J., Millgate, E., Geary, H., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2019). No effect of age on emotion recognition after accounting for cognitive factors and depression. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(11), 2690-2704. 

Griffiths, K., Millgate, E., Egerton, A., & MacCabe, J. H. (2021). Demographic and clinical variables associated with response to clozapine in schizophrenia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 1-11. 

Millgate, E., Hide, O., Lawrie, S.M., Murray, R.M., MacCabe, J.H., & Kravariti, E. (in prep). Neuropsychological differences between treatment-resistant and treatment-responsive schizophrenia: a meta-analysis.  

Millgate, E., Kravariti, E., Egerton, A., Howes, O., Murray, R.M., Kassoumeri, L., Donocik, J., Lewis, S., Drake, R., Lawrie, S.M., STRATA Consortium., & MacCabe, J.H. (in prep) . Cognitive function and antipsychotic response in schizophrenia: evidence from the STRATA study.