Dr Shubha Sreenivas
I undertook my PhD at Bangor University, and my research focused on self-attribution of facial appearance as an early predictor of improvement in depressive mood state. This is in line with my previous clinical research involvements (led by Prof David Linden, Cardiff University) that aimed to understand the behavioural and neural activity that related to mood disorders.
After completing my PhD in 2016, I worked predominantly in the Older Adults Psychology Services at Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board (BCUHB) as an Assistant Psychologist (AP). In this role, I conducted neuropsychological assessments to support dementia diagnosis and worked with the Community Mental Health Teams. I also had the opportunity to work in the Adult Mental Health teams to assist with assessment for Autism Spectrum Conditions and shadow Clinical Psychologist in the Stroke Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. These opportunities to support people also allowed me to apply and learn further about clinical and neuropsychology. As an AP, I also had the rare opportunity to undertake a mapping exercise on the non-educational needs of pupils with statements in the Isle of Anglesey (2015-2016), led by Dr Susan Hamilton, Clinical Director Children’s Services West, BCUHB, and report to the Welsh Assembly Government.
Before embarking on my PhD, I worked as the Data Manager at Bangor Clinical Trials Unit. In this role, I coordinated and supervised the data management of various multi-centred trials in the UK and developed standard operating procedures for data management for the unit. Besides these, I have had a range of work experiences in the UK and in India, including teaching, public relations and journalism. I support charities, including working with people who are homeless by offering practical support and upskilling. I enjoy reading and learning new skills, whether DIY or dancing. More recently gardening has become a real interest of mine and helps me feel grounded.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading and baking banana bread but nature/coastal walks are on the cards when the weather is nice. Of all my activities, I enjoy walking and playing with my dogs the most.