LAB DIRECTOR

Dr Liat Levita
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Neuroscience
Department of Psychology
Phone: 0114 222 6651
Email
Faculty Page

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Kathryn Fradley

Post-doc
Project: Listen to us! The psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on adolescents – A mixed-methods study. Email

Rhianan Ellis

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Post-doc

Project: Listen to us! The psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on adolescents – A mixed-methods study. Email

Natalie Bisal

Research Assistant
Project: Reprezent’s On the Level – Covid-19 mental health programme in schools. Email

 

Current PhD Students

Kubra Ulusoy

PhD Student supervised Dr Liat Levita and Dr Claudia von Bastian
Thesis: How adolescents respond to social and non-social threats.  Email

Satwika Rahapsari

PhD Student supervised Dr Liat Levita

Thesis: Adversity and adolescent development: Vunrabilitiy and resilience. Email

 

Emily Boardman

PhD Student supervised Dr Liat Levita

Thesis: Markers for anxiety risk during adolescence,  Email

 

Joy Adewusi

PhD Student supervised by Professor Markus Rebeur (Medical School, Dept of Neuroscience) & Dr Liat Levita,

Thesis: Measuring outcomes in individuals with Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder  Email

 

Lily Tyszczuk Smith

PhD Student supervised Dr Mahnaz Arvaneh (School of Engineering) & Dr Liat Levita.

Thesis:  Developing a diagnostic  tool for predicting psychological treatment efficacy Email

 

Peng Zhang

PhD Student supervised  Dr Warmington Warmington  (School of Education) & Dr Liat Levita.

Thesis: Executive function and bilingualism in young people. Email

 

Tarub Binshalan

PhD Student supervised  Dr Alisdair McNeill (School of Medicine) &  Dr Liat Levita.

Thesis: Physiotherapy and Cortical plasticity in MS patients. Email

 

Current D.Clinical Students

Chelsea Cade

Laura Hughes

Eva Popluska

FORMER LAB MEMBERS

Dr Philippa Howsley
Supervised by Dr Liat Levita and Prof Glenn Waller
Thesis: Behavioural and neural mechanisms underlying risk-taking behaviours and anxiety during adolescence.

Current post:NIHR CYP Med Tech Project Manager. Email

Dr Elizabeth Kirkham
Supervised by Dr Liat Levita and Dr Gillian Hardy
Thesis: The effects of early life stress on affective processing: Behavioural and neural correlates

Current post: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh Medical School. Email 

Dr Isobel Williams
Supervised by Prof Markus Reuber and Dr Liat Levita
Thesis: Emotion processing in patients with functional neurological symptoms
Current post: Trainee Clinical Psychologist [University of Ediburgh] Email

Samantha Linton
Supervised by Dr Liat Levita and Dr Jim Stone
Thesis: Neural signatures of emotion processing in adolescence

Current post: Research Fellow, Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience, Harvard Medical school [Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience, directed by Diego A. Pizzagalli] Email

Marco McSweeney
Supervised by Dr Liat Levita and Dr Myles Jones
Thesis: Emotion and motor function
Current post: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Maryland [Child Development Lab, Nathan Fox] Email

Máté Gyurkovics
PhD Student supervised by Dr Liat Levita and Dr Tom Stafford
Thesis: The role of affective stimuli in attentional control
Current post: Postdoctoral Research Associate; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [Gratton lab]. Email