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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 


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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 

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