Meet the OCEAN Team

Elaine Fox

Elaine Fox

Professor of Cognitive & Affective Psychology

Director of Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience, ERC Advanced Investigator, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Fellow of British Psychological Society

Anne-Wil Kruijt

Anne-Wil Kruijt

Post-Doctoral Researcher

My research focuses on the interplay between information processing biases, genetic factors, and mental health.

Desiree Spronk

Desiree Spronk

Post-Doctoral Researcher

I am interested in cognitive and emotional processes in addictive behaviour. My focus is on maladaptive information processing of food and alcohol related information, so-called cognitive biases.

Charlotte Booth

Charlotte Booth

DPhil Student

My research is based within a developmental framework, specifically looking at the genetic and cognitive correlates of emotional vulnerability and resilience in adolescents.

Lauren Heathcote

Lauren Heathcote

Research Training Fellow and DPhil Student

Using experimental research and clinical trials to investigate the relationships between cognitive biases, anxiety, and chronic pain, across development.

Sam Parsons

Sam Parsons

DPhil Student

Developing implicit, behavioural measures of cognitive biases and functions associated with psychological resilience.

Annabel Songco

Annabel Songco

DPhil Student

My research focuses on how cognitive biases and executive functions contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety in adolescents.

Maud Grol

Maud Grol

Post-Doctoral Researcher

My focus is on how biases in information processing for emotional and food-related information may be underlying emotional vulnerability and appetitive behaviour.