My work is focused on better understanding parental perinatal mental health and how this may impact early child (neuro)development. In my work, I use neuroimaging data from fetal and neonatal MRI, as well as phenotypic data collected through assessments and self-report questionnaires.
I am passionate about participatory research practices and improving the reproducibility and transparency of research. This is reflected in my involvement in several Open Research initiatives and projects. Currently, I am the KCL Local Network Lead for the UK Reproducibility Network, a co-founder of the Open Research Calendar, and a steering group member for the RIOT Science Club.
You can find me on Twitter at @AleLautarescu
2017 - 2022 King's College London - PhD in Developmental Neuroscience
2014 - 2015 University of Cambridge - MPhil in Medical Sciences (Psychiatry)
2011 - 2014 University of Exeter - BSc(Hons) Psychology with German
Key research experience
Aug 2021 - present Research Associate - IoPPN, King's College London
Sept 2018 - present Graduate Teaching Assistant - BSc Psychology, King's College London
Aug 2018 - Dec 2019 Research Assistant (part-time) - Early Development in Tuberous Sclerosis
May 2016 - Aug 2017 Research Assistant - Individual Differences in EEG in young Adults
Sept 2015 - May 2016 Dementia Support Worker - Alzheimer's Society