ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Director, Founder & Neuroscientist

Dr Anna Patricia Mclaughlin

Anna founded Sci-translate in April 2021, while completing her PhD in Neuroscience & Psychology at King’s College London, and was featured in the Financial Times for her consulting work within the same month of founding the company. 

Anna has authored and co-authored multiple academic papers in prestigious neuroscience and psychiatry journals and published a book chapter with Oxford University Press. She also holds an MSc in Psychiatric Research and a BSc in Psychological Science. Her scientific field of study focused on the intersection between immunology, mental health and metabolism.

Before studying neuroscience, Anna originally studied graphic design and illustration, which inspired her passion for merging science with art. She founded Sci-translate to promote multidisciplinary collaboration between science and the arts and believes that learning about science should be exciting, accessible and inclusive for everyone.

Academic Qualifications:

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Anna was awarded a fully-funded studentship by the National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre to complete her PhD at King’s College London. She received the Public Communication Prize from the British Association of Psychopharmacology, and the Innovation Prize for her MSc thesis from King’s College London. She also collaborated on an exhibition with King’s College London that won the Scientific American’s Art of Neuroscience prize.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
2021

Augmentation therapy with  minocycline in treatment-resistant depression patients with low-grade  peripheral inflammation: results from a double-blind randomised clinical  trial

2021

The influence of comorbiddepression and overweight status on peripheral inflammation and cortisol levels

2021

A Modest Increase in11C-PK11195-Positron Emission Tomography TSPO Binding in Depression Is NotAssociated With Serum C-Reactive Protein or Body Mass Index

2021

Relationship between corticalglutamatergic metabolite levels and hippocampal activity in schizotypy

2021

Sex differences in a  double-blind randomised clinical trial with minocycline: Pilot findings on  the key role of the immune system in treatment-resistant depressed female  patients

2021

An investigation into the roleof childhood trauma and inflammatory profiles in depression

2021

Disentangling the effects of  depression and perceived stress on cortisol levels in individuals with  obesity

2021

Inflammation-related mRNA gene expression absolute levels are associated with treatment-resistant depression in the BIODEP study

2021

Treatment-resistant depression is associated with inflammation-related mRNA gene expression absolute levels in the BIODEP study

2021

Sex differences in a  double-blind randomized clinical trial with minocycline: pilot findings on  the key role of the immune system in treatment-resistant depressed female  patients

2021

Investigating the role of childhood trauma and inflammatory profiles in depression

2020

Whole-blood expression of  inflammasome-and glucocorticoid-related mRNAs correctly separates treatment-resistant  depressed patients from drug-free and responsive patients in the …

2020

Childhood trauma, HPA axisactivity and antidepressant response in patients with depression

2020

The role of inflammation in the link between being overweight and depression

2020

Inflammatory Mechanisms in Psychosis

2019

Glucocorticoid resistance, childhood trauma and antidepressant response in patients with depression: Results from BIODEP study UK

2019

Does maternal antenatal depression impact offspring stress reactivity aged 7–9 years?

2019

P2X7R as biomarker of treatment response in Depressed Patients

2019

Inflammatory biomarkers in  Alzheimer's disease plasma

2018

Increased resting perfusion of  the hippocampus in high positive schizotypy: a pseudocontinuous arterial spin  labeling study

2018

Neuroanatomical changes in  people with high schizotypy: relationship to glutamate levels

2017

Relationship Between  Prefrontal Glutamate Levels and Functional Activation During Emotional  Processing in Individuals With High Schizotypy

2017

Corticolimbic hyper-response  to emotion and glutamatergic function in people with high schizotypy: a  multimodal fMRI-MRS study  

2017

Multimodal Imaging in High  Schizotypy: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Approach

2016

Resting-State Perfusion and  Glutamatergic Neurotransmission in Schizotypy: A Multimodal Imaging Study

2016

The IEPA 10th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health:‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’

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