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

 

Conference presentations

Havers, L., Cardno, A., Freeman, D., and Ronald, A. (2021). British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences, online. 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. Oral presentation

Havers, L., Cardno, A., Freeman, D., and Ronald, A. (2021). Behavior Genetics Association, online. Associations between the subdomains of negative symptoms in the general population and genome-wide polygenic scores for major depressive disorder and schizophrenia. Poster presentation

Havers, L., Cardno, A., Freeman, D., and Ronald, A. (2020). London Genetics Network, online. Negative symptoms in the general population from adolescence to early adulthood: Are there subdomain-specific associations with polygenic scores for schizophrenia and major depressive disorder? Poster presentation