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Professor Veena Kumari
Professor - Psychology

Research supervision

Doctoral Supervision

*Primary supervisor

*Mr Luke Aldridge-Waddon

Topic: Social Cognition and Sensitivity to Social Rewards in Mentally Disordered Offenders

PhD: Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Brunel University London

Start date: 01 Oct 2018 (FT)

*Ms Martina Vanova

Topic: Cognitive Dysfunction in Mental Disorders (Tentative)

PhD: Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Brunel University London

Start date: 01 Oct 2018 (FT)

*Dr Ottilie Sedgwick

Topic: The Contribution of Dissocial Personality Disorder to Cognition, Emotion Processing and Clinical Outcome in Violent Men with Psychosis

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK) - thesis completion - 2016.

*Dr Adegboyega Sapara

Topic: Neurobiology of Insight in Psychosis: A Functional and Structural MRI Study

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2016.

Dr Peera Wongupparaj

Topic: Breaking through Working Memory Components and Functions in Relation to Higher Order Cognition: An Event Related Potential Study

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2016.

Dr Raphael Underwood

Topic: Cognitive and Neural Processes in the Pathway to Psychosis

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2016.

*Dr Bernice Wright

Topic: Noise Stress and Cognitive Function in Schizophrenia

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2015.

*Dr Liam Mason

Topic: The Neural Mechanisms of CBT and Resilience to Relapse in Psychosis

D Clin Psych (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2015.

Dr Akiko Suzuki

Topic: Emotional Processing in Mood Disorder: Clarifying the Role of Childhood Trauma

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2012.

*Dr Preethi Premkumar

Topic: Neural, Clinical and Cognitive Predictors of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2011.

Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh

Topic: The Neuroanatomical Basis of Cognitive Dysfunction in Frontal Lobe and Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsies

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2011.

*Dr Natasha Khan

Topic: Cognitive and Motivational Determinants of Smoking Behaviour

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2010

Dr Jigar Jogia

Topic: Gender Differences in Patterns of Neural Activation during Working Memory and Emotional Decision Making in Bipolar Disorder

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2010.

*Dr Catherine Reed

Topic: Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia: State or Trait?

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2010.

Dr Alexander Sumich

Topic: Event-Related Potential Studies of Heterogeneity in the Schizophrenia Spectrum

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2009.

Dr Linda Fisher

Topic: The Experience of Thirst and Drinking in Haemodialysis Patients on a Fluid Restriction

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2009.

Dr Anastasia Christodoulou

Topic: Cognitive Vulnerability Indicators in Bipolar Disorder

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2008.

Dr Rozmin Halari

Topic: The Role of Symptoms and Neuroticism in Coping Strategies in Schizophrenia.

D Clin Psych (Royal Hollway, University of London, and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2007.

*Dr Michael Cooke

Topic: Insight and Coping in Schizophrenia: Relationship to Executive Function and Brain Structures PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2006.

*Dr Ian Barkataki

Topic: The Neurobiology of Violence in Mental Illness  

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2005.

*Dr Elena Antonova

Topic: Structural Alterations in Schizophrenia: Relationship to Cognitive Deficits and Drug Response

PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK) - awarded 2004.

Dr Rozmin Halari

Topic: Sex Differences and Hormonal Influences in Cognitive Performance in Normal and Schizophrenic Populations

PhD (City University, London, and Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK) - awarded 2003.

Dr Ulrich Ettinger

Topic: Smooth Pursuit and Antisaccade Eye Movements as Endophenotypes in Schizophrenia Spectrum Research

PhD (Goldsmiths College, London, and Institute of Psychiatry, London) - awarded 2002.

Dr Peggy Postma

Topic: An Experimental and Neuroimaging Study into the Effects of Nicotine on Prepulse Inhibition in Schizophrenia.

PhD (City University, London, and Institute of Psychiatry, London) - awarded 2002.