Sarah Giles

Supervisors: Dr Isabel Krug and Dr Libby Hughes

I started my Masters of Clinical Psychology in 2017. This year I have transferred to the combined Masters of Clinical Psychology/PhD. This decision was driven by my passion for evidence-based psychological practice. My PhD is investigating neurocognitive functioning in eating disorders, and the overlap between autism spectrum disorder and eating disorders. Namely, we wish to investigate whether the presence of autism spectrum disorder traits may help to explain why some people experiencing an eating disorder do not respond to conventional treatment and develop chronic treatment resistant presentations. My PhD combines two of my passions; contributing to research improving the prognostic outcomes for eating disorders, and researching autism spectrum traits as they are thought occur in females. When I am not at university, I enjoy trying to keep my plants alive, spending time with friends, and drinking an offense amount of coffee.