Laura Havers

PhD student

Contact

Email: lhaver01@mail.bbk.ac.uk

Twitter: @HaversLaura

 

Supervisors

Professor Angelica Ronald

Dr Emma Meaburn

 

Research

My PhD focuses on the development of psychotic experiences and negative symptoms (PENS) from adolescence to emerging adulthood in the general population. I will look at genetic and environmental influences on this develelopment, with a keen interest in modelling longitudinal data using structural equation modelling.

 

Funding

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1+3 studentship

Enhanced funding for Advanced Quantitative Methods

 

Education

PhD Psychology – Birkbeck, University of London (2017-present)

MSc (distinction) Psychological Research Methods – Birkbeck, University of London (2015-2016)

BSc (first class honours) Psychology – Birkbeck, University of London (2010-2014)

 

Publications

Havers, L., Cardno, A., Freeman, D., and Ronald, A. The latent structure of negative symptoms in the general population in adolescence and emerging adulthood. (Under review)

Havers, L., Taylor, M. J., and Ronald, A. (2019). Genetic and environmental influences on the stability of psychotic experiences and negative symptoms in adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry60(7), 784–792. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13045

 

Presentations

Associations between the subdomains of negative symptoms in the general population and genome-wide polygenic scores for major depressive disorder and schizophrenia. (June, 2021). Behavior Genetics Association, online conference. Poster presentation.

The latent structure of negative symptoms in the general population in adolescence and emerging adulthood and associations with genome-wide polygenic scores for major depressive disorder and schizophrenia. (June, 2021). British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences, online conference. Oral presentation.