Emma Kinnaird

Pathway 1+3

Cohort 2016

1+3 Student

After originally studying English at Oxford University, I graduated from Glasgow University with an MSc in Psychological Studies in 2015. I developed an interest in academic research after spending time as a summer research student at Imperial College London, helping to create a new diagnostic instrument for personality disorders. I subsequently worked as a Clinical Studies Officer in the NHS before starting at King’s. I applied to the MRC DTP programme because of the excellent reputation of the King’s Institute of Psychiatry for mental health research, and because I was attracted to the opportunity to do rotations in different departments before finally choosing a 3 year PhD.

Rotation Projects:

1. Autism around the globe: exploring culturally universal and culturally specific characteristics of autism (Dr Ioannis Bakolis and Dr Rosa Hoekstra)
2. Exploring clinical and neurocognitive characteristics of patients with eating disorders with and without autistic traits: are phenotypes disorder specific? (Dr Kate Tchanturia and Dr Catherine Stewart)
3. Use of Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (Dr Paolo Deluca and Prof John Marsden)


Tchanturia, K., Giombini, L., Leppanen, J., Kinnaird, E. (In press). Evidence for Cognitive Remediation Therapy in young age group with anorexia nervosa: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the literature. European Eating Disorders Review.

Presentation at Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa workshop.