Celine Fox

Celine completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin in 2018. During her undergraduate degree, she gained research assistant experience at the Infant and Child Research Lab, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and The Global Brain Health Institute. She received The Ray Fuller Prize in 2017 for the highest group project grade among undergraduate Psychology students. Her final year research project investigated the relationship between parents’ infant-directed speech and language outcomes for 2-year-old infants.

Celine then completed her master’s degree in Clinical Neuropsychiatry at King’s College London in 2019. She collected data for her master’s thesis while working as a research assistant at St George’s, University of London. Her master’s thesis examined the association between interoception and levels of alexithymia, depression and anxiety among people with epilepsy. She received The Anthony David Prize for highest overall result in her master’s degree.

After working as a clinical research assistant at St Patrick’s Hospital, Celine was awarded the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship by the Irish Research Council. This scholarship will support her PhD in Psychology in the Gillan Lab at Trinity College Dublin.

Celine’s goal is to conduct ‘big data’ research in mental illness that can inform our understanding of predictive psychiatry and personalised medicine. For her PhD at Trinity, she will be working with longitudinal clinical and cognitive data, collected regularly within subjects. She will use network analysis and other methods with the goal of understanding how cognitive changes might set the stage for clinical ones, and vice versa. It is her ultimate goal to use these sorts of methods to develop clinical tools that can predict the future course of mental health problems on an individualised basis.

Email: foxce [at] tcd.ie


Fox CA & McLoughlin DM (2021). Speed of electroconvulsive therapy for depression: effects of electrode placement. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. doi:10.1111/acps.13286

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