Dr Paris Lalousis

ECDN Rep for the School of Psychology. ParisL

What is your academic background and current research field? 

I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow leading the Birmingham site within the PRESCIENT consortium and coordinating with international collaborators from 10 countries and 12 sites to successfully develop novel machine learning solutions for psychosis. My research aims to improve understanding of disease processes in early-stage mental illness, by disentangling the heterogeneity of the phenotypic and neurobiological profile of depression and psychosis in a transdiagnostic manner. I have employed state-of-the-art neuroimaging and machine learning techniques using multimodal data from the phenotypic, neuroanatomical, proteomic and genomic levels.

What is your role as a ECDN Rep and how can postdocs in your school contact you?

As an ECDN representative, I aim to identify and communicate opportunities for career growth for early career researchers. Furthermore, I aim to assist new staff to settle into our school and university. Feel free to get in touch via email (p.a.lalousis@bham.ac.uk). I’m always happy to help in any way I can and also meet up for an informal chat!

What do you feel are the benefits of the ECDN programme for postdocs and what do you feel have been the benefits to you from being a postdoc rep?

The ECDN programme allows for early career researchers to take advantage of opportunities for career growth while also allowing for the development of a sense of community.