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BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Durham)
I am interested in the cognitive, affective and social domains of neuroscience and psychology. More specifically, I am interested in the brain mechanisms which underlie cognitive and emotional processing, with a focus upon the neural bases of mental ill health.
Currently I am working on a systematic literature review investigating the extent to which neuroscience is used within health psychology. I am also carrying out PhD research into the effects of depression upon approach and avoidance responses.
Westmarland, N., Aznarez, M., Brown, J. & Kirkham, L. (2012). The benefits of police specialist rape teams: A report commissioned and funded by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). Durham University and London School of Economics.
Westmarland, N., Alderson, S. & Kirkham, L. (2012). The health, mental health and well-being benefits of rape crisis counselling: Final report to Northern Rock Foundation, Durham: University of Durham.