Blessing Marandure (née Banga) School of PsychologyDoctoral Researcher Contact details Emailbnb772@bham.ac.uk AddressSchool of PsychologyUniversity of Birmingham Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT UK Title of PhD: Cannabis, resilience and psychopathology in adolescence Supervisor: Dr Hermine Graham I am interested in cannabis use in adolescence. In particular, its relation to psychopathology and how resilient outcomes can be achieved. Qualifications BSc Psychology Biography I acquired a 2.1 BSc in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Immediately afterwards, I embarked on my PhD here at Birmingham with Dr Hermine Graham. Research Research interests Cannabis; Psychosis; Mood and anxiety disorders; Resilience Other activities During my time at the university, I have been involved in teaching, working as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate students. I also work part time as an Assistant Mental Health Recovery Worker for Rethink. This involves facilitating people affected by long term mental illness (especially Psychosis) to regain their independence within a person-centred recovery based approach.