Ruth Pauli

Ruth Pauli

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ruth Pauli is applying machine learning techniques to behavioural, psychological and neuroimaging data in order to better understand the characteristics of children with conduct disorder. She is supervised by Dr Stephane De Brito on the international FemNat-CD project.


  • BSc Psychology (University of Birmingham, 2010)
  • MSc Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology (UCL & Yale, 2015)


Ruth Pauli studied psychology at the University of Birmingham and subsequently worked for several years in mental health services in the NHS. She returned to university to study developmental neuroscience and psychology at UCL (London) and Yale, and is now a BBSRC-funded student on the MIBTP programme at the University of Birmingham.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Characteristics of Male and Female Children with Conduct Disorder
Dr Stephane De Brito and Professor Peter Tino


Research interests

Conduct disorder, behavioural difficulties in children, machine learning, child mental health


Pauli, R., Bowring, A., Reynolds, R., Chen, G., Nichols, T. E., & Maumet, C. (2016). Exploring fMRI Results Space: 31 Variants of an fMRI Analysis in AFNI, FSL, and SPM. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 10(July), 1–6. 

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