Catherine Sebastian
Lab Director
I am a Reader at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. My research focuses  on the development of emotional processing in both typical and atypical adolescence, using techniques from  developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. I completed my PhD and postdoc at University College London before starting at Royal Holloway in 2012.
Saz new photo Saz Ahmed
Post-Doctoral Research Assistant 
I recently completed my PhD in April 2017 with Dr Catherine Sebastian at Royal Holloway. My research focuses the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying implicit and explicit emotion regulation across adults and adolescents, and how emotional reactivity and regulation vary amongst individuals with different levels of aggression. 
Rachael photo Rachael Lickley
PhD Student
I recently joined the lab in September 2016 to begin my PhD with Dr. Catherine Sebastian. I am interested in emotion regulation in adolescents, particularly in relation to the development of the neural underpinnings of reactive aggression and the individual differences in the ability to regulate frustration. 
Georgia photo Georgia Rankin
Research Assistant
During my undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway I worked a placement student in the EDBL, investigating the effectiveness of specific emotion regulation strategies and the role of self-awareness. I graduated with a BSc in Psychology in 2015, and have now returned to the lab as a part-time research assistant working on an ESRC-funded project looking at emotion regulation development in adolescence. I am also research assistant at University College London, conducting neuroscience research with maltreated children in the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit. I am extremely interested in clinically-relevant psychological research, and hope to go on to complete a Clinical Doctorate.
Placement Students and Interns

Third year BSc student Pancy Poon have joined EDBL for the academic year.