Clara Sue Humpston

Clara Sue Humpston


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Personal profile


With a background in both psychopharmacology and psychiatric research methods, I was awarded my PhD on the cognitive neuropsychiatry of schizotypy and first episode psychosis in Professor David Linden’s lab from Cardiff University in February 2018, focusing on predictive processing and source monitoring frameworks. I began my first postdoctoral position in 2017 at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London working on chronotherapeutics for the rapid treatment of depression, before taking up a post of Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Birmingham in 2019. I joined the Department of Psychology as a Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of York in April 2022.

Research interests

My research interests mainly focus on schizophrenia-spectrum psychoses. My research experiences span from psychopharmacology to cognitive neuropsychiatry to phenomenology, and I am heavily involved with the International Consortium for Hallucination Research. I am a strong proponent of inter- and multidisciplinary approaches and values the importance of multiple lines of scientific inquiry in mental health research.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychology and Cardiff University Brain Imaging Centre, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.


Masters, Psychiatric Research, King's College London


BSc, Pharmacology, University of Bristol


External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

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