Lab Members

Principal Investigator

photoAugust2015_croppedClaire Gillan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Claire gained her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2013 under the supervision of Trevor Robbins. She stayed in Cambridge to complete a short postdoc funded by the Medical Research Council, before being awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at New York University. At NYU, Claire worked on computational approaches to understanding psychiatry with Nathaniel Daw and Liz Phelps. In 2015, Claire received the Junior Investigator Award from British Association for Psychopharmacology for her work on goal-directed learning in obsessive-compulsive disorder. She serves on the editorial board for Brain and Neurosciences Advances, the new flagship journal of the British Neuroscience Association.

Claire’s lab at Trinity College Dublin is interested in developing novel approaches to studying brain health in psychiatric and ageing populations – a key goal is to develop objective tests that can be used to predict who will respond to which treatment. Claire was recently awarded a fellowship from MQ to do just that.

Follow Claire on Twitter. Download her CV.


PhD Students

SEOW TTricia Seow
PhD Student

Tricia graduated from University College London with a Msci in Neuroscience. She then worked as a research assistant for Dr. Stephen Fleming in the Metacognition Group at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging. Here, she investigated the influence of social context on visual consciousness and utilised a large-scale web-based methodology to understand how features of metacognition relate to individual differences in psychiatric dimensions.

At Trinity College Dublin, Tricia plans to employ a data-driven and dimensional approach to understand the neurobiology of social anxiety disorder modelled as the neurocognitive construct ‘avoidance’. Tricia is supported by a prestigious Ussher Postgraduate Award from Trinity College Dublin.


Postdoctoral Fellows

…Joining in August 2017!


Current Collaborators

University of Cambridge

New York University

Princeton University

Columbia University

Brown University

Harvard Medical School