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

Postdoctoral researcher

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

Desiree Spronk

Desiree Spronk

Postdoctoral 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

Postdoctoral researcher

My research investigates risk and resilience pathways in adolescent mental health. I have been involved in the CogBIAS longitudinal project from start to finish (2013 - now). In this study we investigated psychological and genetic factors associated with emotional vulnerability and resilience in a sample of over 500 school-age teenagers across three time points. I am particularly interested in understanding psychological factors that promote resilience to stress in this stage of development.

Lauren Heathcote

Lauren Heathcote

Research Training Fellow

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

Sam Parsons

Sam Parsons

Postdoctoral researcher

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

Annabel Songco

Annabel Songco

Postdoctoral researcher

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

Maud Grol

Maud Grol

Postdoctoral researcher

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