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Social cognition, motor function, autism, Parkinson's, alexithymia, interoception


BA Experimental Psychology - University of Oxford

MSc (by research) Psychology - University of Birmingham


Lydia graduated from her undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford in 2018. During her time at Oxford, she assisted with research in the Brain and Behaviour Research Group, Language and Cognitive Development Research Group, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Lydia joined the Cook Lab at the University of Birmingham in 2018 as an MSc by Research student focusing on the relationships between different measures of interoceptive ability. She is now completing a PhD supported by the Midlands Integrative Biosciences Training Partnership (MIBTP), a BBSRC-funded doctoral training programme. Her PhD aims to explore the fundamental biological mechanisms underlying motor function and social cognition in the context of autism and Parkinson's.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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