Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit


Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh

PhD Student

Address: Room 451a, 1-19 Torrington Place
Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London WC1E 7HB

E-mail address: katie.walsh.14@ucl.ac.uk

My research interests focus on the use of memory reconsolidation techniques to treat disorders of maladaptive memory. Memory reconsolidation describes the process of memory destabilisation, and subsequent restabilisation, of a memory trace following memory reactivation. This transient, labile state presents an opportunity to weaken or modify previously consolidated memories. We can therefore permanently change the maladaptive memories associated with disorders such as alcohol addiction and binge eating disorder, offering a lasting treatment that is resistant to relapse.

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