Olatz Ojinaga

PhD Student

Email address: oojina01@mail.bbk.ac.uk

Supervisors:

Primary: Prof. Michael Thomas (Birkbeck, University of London)

Secondary: Prof. Mary Rutherford (King’s College London)

                    Prof. Emily Farran (University of Surrey)

Research interests:

I am PhD student in the Developmental Neurocognition Lab, funded by a Bloomsbury studentship. My project investigates how fetal and neonatal structural brain images may predict cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, in typically developing babies and babies with Down syndrome.

My broader research interests are Developmental cognitive Neurosciences, specially studying how early brain development or biomarkers and traumatic events might affect later cognitive abilities both in typical and atypical children. Research policy: Studying how psychological findings can be translated and applied in everyday life settings and activities.

 

Education:

MPhil/PhD Psychology

Birkbeck, University of London

2018-present

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

Birkbeck, University of London

2017-2018

BSc (Hons) Psychology

University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

2012-2016

BSc Psychology (Erasmus + program)

University of Roehampton, London

2014-2015

 

Research publications

Grau-Sánchez, J., Foley, M., Hlavová, R., Muukkonen, I., Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Radukic, A., … and Hundevad, B. (2017) Exploring Musical Activities and Their Relationship to Emotional Well-Being in Elderly People across Europe: A Study Protocol. Frontiers inPsychology,8:330. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00330

Conference presentations

Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Foley, M., Hlavová, R., Muukkonen, I., Radukic, A., Spindler, M., … & Grau-Sánchez, J. (July 18, 2017). Exploring musical activities and their relationship to emotional well-being in elderly people across Europe: a study protocol. Poster presentation for The Neuroscience and Music – VI, Music, Sound and Health Conference, Boston, MA.

Book chapters

Ruggeri, K., Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Benzerga, A., Berkessel, J., Hlavoá, R., Kunz, M., … & Folke, T. (2018). Chapter 2: Evidence-based policy. In Ruggeri, K. (Ed.). Behavioral Insights for Public Policy: Concepts and cases. Routledge.

Ruggeri, K.,Radukić, A., Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Zupan, Z., Verra, S., & Petrova, D. (2018). Chapter 6: Health & Healthcare. In Ruggeri, K. (Ed.). Behavioral Insights for Public Policy: Concepts and cases. Routledge.