Dr Cousins is an MRC Clinician Scientist and Consultant Psychiatrist working in the field of academic psychiatry. His research is focussed on lithium and aims to integrate various approaches to better understand its effect on the brain.
Dr Smith is a core physicist at our research centre and is principally involved in the development of lithium magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Carol Smith and Louise Morris are our two senior radiographers. They keep us in order on the days we are scanning, and also on the days we aren't. Louise is to blame for the name Team Lithium.
Dr McQuade is our link to the basic sciences, helping us understand lithium's behavioual effects at a cellular level.
Dr Yujiang Wang
Dr Wang is a Career Research Fellow in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University. She is a collaborator for data analysis and computational methods.
As a Research Assistant with a background in neuropsychological assessment and administration, Carly's involved with recruiting and screening potential participants (and managing the website!).
Amy-Rose is also a Research Assistant, with a background in administering psychological assessments with adults and children. She is involved in screening and data collection, and making sure that the projects run smoothly!
Joe is a PhD student in Translational Neuroscience and is funded by the Reece Foundation. Joe is involved in performing neuroimaging analysis to investigate the relationship between brain lithium distribution and therapeutic response.
The most recent addition to our team, Morgan is a Psychology student in Newcastle University undertaking a professional placement with us as part of her undergraduate degree. She will be working on the BLISS study and will be helping set up some exciting new collaborative projects.