This line of research involves several projects, aiming to characterise different schizophrenia symptoms and collaborating with a wide range of national and international specialists
Negative Symptoms (CONS) – REC 15/EM/0170.
In this project, we aim to understand the cognitive bases of schizophrenia symptoms by using a novel instrumental learning task and computational model-based analyses on groups of chronic schizophrenia patients that differ in their symptomatology. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Stefano Palmiteri (École Normale Supèriere, Paris, France & Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London), Dr. Yulia Worbe (Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpetriere, Paris, France), Mss. Gisela Mezquida (Hospital Clinic, Barcelona) and Dr. George Savulich (Department of Psychiatry, UoC).
Experiences of Self and Health in Schizophrenia Treatment – REC 15/SW/0035
This collaboration with the Mss. Julia Brown (PhD student; Department of Anthropology, Australian National University) investigates the lived experiences of people taking clozapine as well as their perception of the concepts of health and wellbeing. This study will be a qualitative, longitudinal, multi-sited ethnography comparing clinical influences in Australia and the UK. This will allow a thorough investigation of how different levels of clinical care, in terms of physical health, might shape embodied experience of schizophrenia and clozapine treatment.