- Cardiovascular disease
- Depression and health
RESIST: What are the biological mechanisms involved in antidepressant resistance that increase cardiovascular risk?
My PhD investigates the role of depression and inflammation on cardiovascular disease risk. In particular, I am interested in the mechanisms underlying inflammatory activation in patients who demonstrate antidepressant resistance. My research involves both experimental laboratory studies as well as secondary statistical analysis of longitudinal datasets.
- Sept 2014-present: British Heart Foundation PhD student, Psychobiology group, UCL
- Sept 2015-present: Trainee Health Psychologist, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT)
- Jan 2014-Aug 2014: Research Assistant, School of Pharmacy, UCL
- Feb 2014-Aug 2014: Research Assistant, Centre for Behaviour Change, UCL
- 2013-2014 MSc Health Psychology, University College London (UCL)
- 2009-2013 BSc Psychology, Open University, Milton Keynes
Lawes, S, Demakakos, P, Steptoe, A, Lewis, G and Carvalho, L.A. Combined influence of depression and systemic inflammation on cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: evidence for differential effects by gender in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (In preparation)