Dr Anna Hood

Lecturer in Psychology

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Dr Anna Hood is a lecturer in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health. She is trained as a clinical psychologist and is licensed in the US and HCPC registered in the UK. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow here at UCL, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Her graduate and clinical training were completed in the US at Washington University in St. Louis, Children’s Minnesota, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has been the recipient of pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships from the National Institutes of Health to fund research focused on the cognitive and psychological challenges faced by children and young adults with sickle cell disease. Specifically, her research aims to 1) promote self-management, patient engagement, and medication adherence, 2) identify interventions and the underlying neural mechanisms to improve cognitive impairments in patients with sickle cell disease, and 3) include an anti-racism framework in research, psychological treatments, and the clinical care of patients experiencing pain.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Interventions to Improve Cognition in Children with Sickle Cell Disease, Washington University in St Louis (2012 - 2018)
  • 2014 - Master of Arts, Phe Control Predicts Cognition and White Matter Integrity in Children with PKU, Washington University in St Louis (2012 - 2014)
  • 2012 - Bachelor of Arts California State University San Marcos (2010 - 2012)

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