Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research groups

Ryan Parsons

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher working primarily on BrainWaves, with a particular focus on the development of a new cohort study investigating adolescent mental health and well-being. My current research makes use of mixed-methodology, with interests in paediatric psychology, positive psychology and chronic pain.

Prior to joining the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, I completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Bath in 2023 and a MSc in Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2017. I undertook my undergraduate education in South Africa (where I was born and raised), completing a BMus degree with double majors in music and psychology.

My PhD research investigated adolescent chronic pain, with a novel focus on positivity and flourishing, while my MSc research was focused on investigating suggestibility as a predictor of placebo hypoalgesia responsiveness.