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Verena Hinze

BSc, MSc (research) - cum laude

DPhil student

I am a DPhil student in Psychiatry at Green Templeton College, Oxford. I am fascinated by the interplay between physical and mental health, and how cognitive factors may impact this mind-body connection. 


In my doctorate, I am exploring the relationship between physical pain and suicidality. Using cross-sectional, longitudinal and experimental methods, I will make use of different types of data and level of analyses. My research aims to inform the development of novel treatment strategies that help people to stay well despite experiencing adversity in life, thereby preventing the development of suicidality.


My doctoral work is supervised by Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik and Prof Willem Kuyken, and it is placed within the Oxford Mindfulness Centre research group. This project is funded by the German foundations: Stiftung Oskar-Helene-Heim and FAZIT Stiftung, and it is a collaboration with Dr Catherine Crane, University of Oxford, and Prof Tamsin Ford, University of Cambridge.


Prior to commencing my DPhil, I completed both my Bachelor degree (BSc) in Psychology and my Research Master degree (MSc (research) – cum laude) in Clinical and Health Psychology at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

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