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Sorcha Bolton

BSc, MSc

DPhil Candidate

I am a Medical Research Council-funded DPhil student, supervised by Professors Kate Saunders and John Geddes. My research aims to investigate the relationship between age at onset and clinical trajectory in Bipolar Disorder. To investigate this I will be employing a mixed-methods approach, combining epidemiological and neuropsychological data from existing longitudinal datasets with automated mood monitoring techniques. Part of my research will be undertaken in collaboration with the UK Bipolar Disorder Research Network, and the Mood Disorders Centre of Ottawa, Canada. 

Prior to starting my DPhil, I completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Exeter, and an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. I worked as a Research Assistant (RA) at the University of Cambridge, investigating the impact of repeated transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation on aggressive outbursts in individuals with acquired brain injury. I then moved to Oxford University where I worked as an RA on the Collaborative Care Model for Bipolar Disorder study (COMBO), which aimed to evaluate integrating the online symptom monitoring service, True Colours, into primary care for people with bipolar disorder. 



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