During my graduate and undergraduate years, my area of focus was stress and anxiety disorders, particularly PTSD. In three separate research projects, I investigated low-intensity cognitive interventions designed to prevent the occurrence of intrusive memories (mental imagery) of trauma in adult populations. Apart from research as part of the formal university curriculum, I assisted with other projects following this line of research at UCL (https://www.mentalimagery.co.uk/the-team). This is a domain I wish to pursue even at the doctoral level, where I would like to develop brief preventative cognitive interventions of transdiagnostic value that can be used in the immediate aftermath of trauma as a "cognitive vaccine", and also in other clinical problems such as depression and bipolar disorder in which mental imagery is implicated.
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