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Andreea Raslescu

Andreea Raslescu

Andreea Raslescu

BA (Hons)

DPhil Student

I am a DPhil student within the Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Lab (PERL), jointly supervised by Dr Susannah Murphy and Professor Catherine Harmer

My current research examines how antidepressants impact affective learning under different environmental conditions, which may be predicitive of later clinical benefit. There is emerging evidence from animal literature that the effects of antidepressant drugs may be environment-dependent and that an enriched environment from which patients can derive positive and meaningful reinforcement may be important for antidepressant function. My work compares the cognitive effects of SSRI administration alone and in combination with behavioural activation therapy, as a way of monitoring and adjusting an individual's daily activities in a way that will maximise environmental reinforcement.

I previously completed a BA in Experimental Psychology at Oxford, and worked in clinical research management as a graduate for four years.