Brain Sciences


FBS EDI Research

FBS EDI Research

Example Research from Members: 

Inclusion of Research in this page does not constitute approval or endorsement by the EDI Research Centre and Hub. 

Dr. Michael Moutoussis, m.moutoussis@ucl.ac.uk 

Dr. Michal Moutoussis is a Clinical Lecturer in Imaging Neuroscience at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, Faculty of Brain Sciences 


Hula, A., Moutoussis, M., Will, G. -. J., Kokorikou, D., Reiter, A. M., Ziegler, G., . . . Dolan, R. J. (2021). Multi-Round Trust Game Quantifies Inter-Individual Differences in Social Exchange from Adolescence to Adulthood. Computational Psychiatry, 5 (1), 102-118. doi:10.5334/cpsy.65 

Bach, D.R., Moutoussis, M., Bowler, A. et al. Predictors of risky foraging behaviour in healthy young people. Nat Hum Behav 4, 832–843 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0867-0 

Ziegler, G, Moutoussis, M, Hauser, TU, et al. Childhood socio-economic disadvantage predicts reduced myelin growth across adolescence and young adulthood. Hum Brain Mapp. 2020; 41: 3392– 3402. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25024 


Prof. Nick Midgley, nicholas.midgley@ucl.ac.uk 

Professor of Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People in the Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, Faculty of Brain Sciences. 


Midgley, N., Isaacs, D., Weitkamp, K. and Target, M. (2016). The experience of adolescents participating in a randomised clinical trial in the field of mental health: A qualitative study. Trials, 17:364 

Yon, K., Malik, R., Mandin, P. and Midgley, N. (2017). Challenging core cultural beliefs and maintaining the therapeutic alliance: A qualitative study. Journal of Family Therapy. 

Sales, C. M. D., Martins, F., Alves, M. M., Carletto, S., Conejo-Cerón, S., da Silva, L. C., Čuš, A., Edridge, C., Ferreira, N., Hancheva, C., Lima, E. M. A., Liverpool, S., Midgley, N., Moltrecht, B., Moreno-Peral, P., Morgan, N., Mortimer, R., Mota, C. P., Pietrabissa, G., … Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2021). Patient and Public Involvement in Youth Mental Health Research: Protocol for a Systematic Review of Practices and Impact. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.703624 


Dr Sushrut Jadhav, sushrut.jadhav@gmail.com 

Dr. Sushrut Jadhav, M.B.B.S., M.D., MRCPsych., Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Cross-cultural Psychiatry at University College London (UCL) 


Bracken, P., Fernando, S., Alsaraf, S., Creed, M., Double, D., Gilberthorpe, T., . . . Timimi, S. (2021). Decolonising the medical curriculum: psychiatry faces particular challenges. Open access. Anthropology & Medicine. doi:10.1080/13648470.2021.1949892 

Ben-Cheikh, I., Beneduce, R., Guzder, J., Jadhav, S., Kassam, A., Lashley, M., . . . Don, D. Q. (2021). Historical Scientific Racism and Psychiatric Publications: A Necessary International Anti-racist Code of Ethics. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Open access. doi:10.1177/07067437211020613 

N. Nakkeeran, Jadhav S, Bhattacharya A, Gamit S, Purohit P, Patel R, Doshi M (2020):Recasting Food: An Ethnographic Study on How Caste and Resource Inequality Perpetuate Social Disadvantage in India. Caste. December. DOI 10.26812/caste.v1i1.6 https://journals.library.brandeis.edu/index.php/caste/index. In Press. Open access.  


Dr Justin Yang, justin.yang@ucl.ac.uk 

Dr Justin Yang is a Research Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences UCL. 


B Rosner, J Neicun, JC Yang, A Roman-Urrestarazu. (2021). Substance use among sexual minorities in the US–Linked to inequalities and unmet need for mental health treatment? Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Journal of Psychiatric Research 135, 107-118. 

JC Yang, A Roman-Urrestarazu, M McKee, C Brayne. (2019). Demographic, socioeconomic, and health correlates of unmet need for mental health treatment in the United States, 2002–16. International journal for equity in health 18 (1), 1-11. 

JC Yang, A Roman-Urrestarazu, C Brayne. (2019). Differences in receipt of opioid agonist treatment and time to enter treatment for opioid use disorder among specialty addiction programs in the United States, 2014-17. Plos one 14 (12), e0226349. 


Prof. Aikaterini Fotopoulou, a.fotopoulou@ucl.ac.uk 

Professor of Psychodynamic Neuroscience, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL. 


Palser, E. R., Lazerwitz, M., & Fotopoulou, A. (2022). Gender and geographical disparity in editorial boards of journals in psychology and neuroscience. Nature Neuroscience, 25, 272-279.  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-022-01012-w


The centre will officially launch in September 2022. We are planning a physical meeting and an exciting talk on EDI research. Stay tuned for more announcements.