Biography

Delia graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Bucharest in 2010. She was subsequently awarded an MSc with distinction in Clinical Psychology from Bangor University, in 2012. Her Master’s dissertation focused on the electrophysiological correlates of explicit and implicit processing, which strengthened her interest in cognitive neuroscience. In-between her studies she worked as a teacher of foreign languages with young children. It is through her previous experience that she eventually became interested in developmental neuroscience.

She gained a PhD Studentship from the University of East Anglia, School of Psychology in 2014 and she is now looking at the neuropsychological consequences of childhood adversity.

Key Research Interests

Delia is interested in investigating how early negative life experiences affect subsequent neuropsychological functioning and how they may be linked to mental health problems. More precisely, she aims to investigate measurable phenotypic outcomes of early life stress on brain development and psychological functioning in adolescents. By identifying discrete maltreatment-related phenotypic expressions of psychopathology, this type of research will help develop and improve clinical intervention.

Supervisory team:

Dr Nicholas Walsh

Dr Martin Doherty