The risk of atopic disorders on Severe Mental Illness: an epidemiological study. (Supervisors: Dr. Alexandru Dregan, Dr. Matthew Hotopf)
Development and Implementation of CONVERT: a digital algorithm to facilitate large-scale research in subjects at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (Supervisors: Prof. Paolo Fusar-Poli, Prof. Phillip McGuire)
Assessing schizotypy in the general population using quantitative markers of disorganised speech. (Supervisors: Dr. Kelly Diederen, Dr. Thomas Spencer)?
Improving the transdiagnostic detection of severe mental disorders through precision medicine. (Supervisors: Prof. Paolo Fusar-Poli, Prof. Phillip McGuire, Dr. Dominic Oliver)?
In 2019, I graduated from the University of Cambridge in Biological Natural Sciences. With the hope to focus on the brain basis of human behaviour, I then completed an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. There I worked in the Plasticity Lab (PI: Dr. Tamar Makin), where I analysed fMRI data looking into the plastic changes that occur in the human sensorimotor cortex after amputation. After completing my Masters (2020), I decided that for my PhD, I wanted to help bridge the gap between Neuroscience and Psychiatry by using computational and big-data methods. For this reason, the Theme 2 (Neurosciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health) offered by the DTP was ideal for me, as it offered an outstanding number of interesting projects exploring this interdisciplinary approach.
I have really enjoyed my rotations, not only because the research is exciting, but also because they have given me the opportunity to make valuable connections with researchers and clinicians who I hope to collaborate with during my PhD. Moreover, since I have joined the DTP, I have truly appreciated the extensive training opportunities provided, which not only help with my current research, but also help build a set of skills which will be useful for any career choice I make in the future. In my free time, I also tutor and mentor high-school children in sciences and math courses.
Arribas, M., Solmi, M., Thompson, T., Oliver, D. & Fusar-Poli, P. (in press) TIMING OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS AND BENZODIAZEPINE INITIATION DURING A FIRST EPISODE OF PSYCHOSIS IMPACTS CLINICAL OUTCOMES: ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD COHORT STUDY. Frontiers in Psychiatry Schizophrenia.
Oliver, D., Arribas, M., Radua, J., Salazar de Pablo, G., De Micheli, A., Spada, G., … & Fusar-Poli, P. (2022). Prognostic accuracy and clinical utility of psychometric instruments for individuals at clinical high-risk of psychosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Molecular Psychiatry, 1-9.
Provenzani, U., de Pablo, G. S., Arribas, M., Pillmann, F., & Fusar-Poli, P. (2021). Clinical outcomes in brief psychotic episodes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 30.
Rollins, C. P., Garrison, J. R., Arribas, M., Seyedsalehi, A., Li, Z., Chan, R. C., & Suckling, J. (2020). Evidence in cortical folding patterns for prenatal predispositions to hallucinations in schizophrenia. Translational psychiatry, 10(1), 1-14.