In my PhD project, I will investigate thoroughly the cognitive profiles of people within forensic mental health facilities, with a special focus on inhibition and reading skills. This knowledge will help us identify their special needs in the process of recovery and to identify potential risks which can influence the clinical outcome. The novelty of this research is that it focuses on both men and women with mental illness and that it will also put a special emphasis on their reading skills. Additionally, the neuroimaging data can help us to find the missing link between individuals with accentuated certain personality traits (e.g. higher psychopathy, higher schizotypal traits) and their inhibitory control, which is important in regulating potentially antisocial behaviour.
Supervisory Team: Professor Veena Kumari, Dr Ben Jennings, Dr Ignazio Puzzo (City, University of London).