Current Students & Research Topics

Current Students & Research Topics

The following PhD, Master (MSc), and Bachelor (BSc) students are currently working with Dr Vrticka as part of the Social Neuroscience of Human Attachment Lab (SoNeAt Lab) – sometimes (co-)supervised by other PIs:

Name / ProgrammeStudy LevelIn Affiliation WithTopic
Laura Brady & Emily SigstonPhD – Trainee Clinical PsychologistsProfessional Doctorate Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych), University of Essex (Dr Antonella Trotta)Links between narrative measures of attachment in parents and their 5-6 year-old children
Anil Karabulut
PhD (2021-present) websiteIMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy (Prof. Luca Cecchetti)Social neuroscience of human attachment & caregiving, particularly brain structure in parents
Dorukhan Açil
PhD (2020-present) websiteUniversity of Leipzig (Dr. Lars White) and the International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity (IMPRS)Functional brain correlates of social exclusion in relation to attachment in parents
Mathilde Gallistl
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PhD (2019-present)
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University of Leipzig and the International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity (IMPRS; Prof. Dr. Veronika Engert)Attachment and bio-behavioural synchrony in romantic couples
Charlotte Schulz
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PhD (2017-present)
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University of Leipzig (Dr. Lars White) and the International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Function, Structure, and Plasticity (IMPRS)Brain anatomy and functional brain correlates of social exclusion in relation to childhood trauma & attachment
Several PGT/R studentsYear 4 MSc Dissertation Projects – PS900 / PS934 / PS944 (from 2021)Department of Psychology, University of EssexVarious topics within the scope of SoNeAt Lab’s research focus
Several UG studentsYear 3 BSc Dissertation Projects – PS300 (from 2020)Department of Psychology, University of EssexVarious topics within the scope of SoNeAt Lab’s research focus