Becki is a NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre PhD student at King’s College London (Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience) and Engage (virtual Enrichment) student at the Alan Turing Institute. As well as science and health care, she is passionate about sport, animals, and improving the wellbeing of others.

Her current work looks at biological markers and risk factors of early dementia, and she is supervised by Dr Petroula Proitsi and Professor Marcus Richards. She is particularly interested in omics data, machine learning, epidemiology, and causal inference.

Becki’s academic career began in the field of biological sciences (BSc & MSc, University of Bristol). Following this, she worked for the NIHR Clinical Research Network as a Clinical Research Assistant before being promoted to the role of Research Officer, where she was responsible for research studies (academic and industry) across 59 sites. Keen to learn more about statistical applications to mental health, she moved to London to undertake an MSc at the SGDP Centre, King’s College London; this lead to her PhD today, where she applies data science/AI methods in the field of dementia 💻 🧠. With a passion for data science and public health, Becki began the Turing Enrichment Scheme in Dec 2020 to broaden her perspectives in this field.

Becki has additional experience working with data in the corporate world, as well as voluntary laboratory placements, and enjoys bringing these experiences together to think about projects in a unique manner.

Outside of her research, Becki regularly teaches on the Psychology BSc course, and is one of the module leaders for Big Data. She works as a freelance editor, and is a student representative at the Alan Turing Institute.

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Becki works with a fabulous team in the Proitsi Lab 🧠. Please find their details below:

Dr Petroula Proitsi - Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Fellow & DEMON Network Biomarkers Working Group Lead, @petrouliet

Jodie Lord - PhD Student - Multiomic predictors of Alzheimer’s Disease, @JodieLord5

Dr Jin Xu - Post Doc - Metabolomic/lipidomic markers of Alzheimer’s Disease, @JinXu2012