Research Associate in Digital Mental Health
Focuses on developing innovative digital mental health solutions and is involved in clinical R&D projects.
Joanna is an MSc Translational Neuroscience graduate from Imperial College London, where she completed her thesis at the Centre for Psychedelic Research under supervision of Dr Robin Carhart-Harris and Dr David Erritzøe.
Her work there involved analysis of large-scale prospective online survey results in order to describe the modulation of subjective psychedelic experience by cannabis. Previously she finished her BSc in Pharmacology at Nottingham Trent University, where the focus of her thesis was to analyse the effect of ligands with addictive properties on the GABA(A) receptor expression. She also completed internships in molecular biology and microbiology laboratories at Jacobs University Bremen and Hochschule Bremen in Germany.
Joanna is fascinated by the impact that psychedelics could have on psychiatry, as well as the use of AI & machine learning in medicine. She strongly believes that development of digital healthcare innovation technologies can improve the objectivity of diagnostics and prevention, moving towards development of precision psychiatry. Her other interests include anthropology, ritualistic use of mind-altering substances in indigenous communities, and cross-cultural psychiatry.