Alexandra Almeida is Research Manager for the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society (NEUROSEC) team based in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. She manages two core projects led by Prof. Ilina Singh: (i) Becoming Good (BeGOOD): Early Intervention and Moral Development in Child Psychiatry, funded by the Wellcome Trust; and (ii) NeuroGenE, the Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric GenEthics, focused on the ethics of psychiatric genomics, in partnership with the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Harvard and MIT.
Alexandra is a core contributor to the development and execution of the Youth Dissemination Campaign for The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development. The Youth Campaign is led out of Oxford, by a team that includes Prof. Ilina Singh, Dr. Gabriela Pavarini and Dr Alexandra Almeida.
Prior to her role as NEUROSEC Research Manager, Alexandra was a postdoctoral researcher in Neurodevelopment in Prof. William Harris’ laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK. She holds a PhD in Developmental Biology also from the University of Cambridge. Alexandra enjoys managing high level projects and teams, and has also worked extensively on developing outreach for scientific and medical programmes.