Tell us a bit about your background and how it led you to Digital Youth?
I received my PhD from the University of Essex. My thesis investigated how a person’s perception of food changes based on their personal characteristics (e.g., impulsivity), whether they’ve eaten recently, and brain activity when seeing food. I also investigated differences in the perception of food (and brain activity) between “healthy” individuals and those living with eating disorders.
As I have experience designing experiments and novel measures, I joined research project 3 to facilitate the design of a novel 6-month longitudinal study using Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA).