Sonia Ponzo

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Lead research scientist (06/2020  – present) – Strategic deployment team, Huma (London)

Design of experimental studies on interoception and mental health as well as studies aim to validate app features (e.g. the wellbeing score), obtain ethics from collaborating universities (Oxford and Exeter), run research studies (both remote and in lab data collection), data wrangling, analysis and visualisation for each study (using R Studio), write-up of papers for publication in relevant journals in the field (e.g. JMIR). Supervision of MSc students and interns collaborating on different research projects.

Research scientist (06/2019  – 06/2020) – Data Science department, BioBeats (London)

Research design, analysis and publication of data collected from mental health digital interventions.

Lecturer in Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuropsychology (January 2018  – October 2018) – University of Hertfordshire

Delivering and assessing Biological Psychology (e.g. methods, vision, movement, brain development and plasticity) and Cognitive Neuropsychology (e.g. methods, motor awareness, the bodily self) at the BSc/MSc level. Administration duties included module leadership, moderation, and academic quality).

Visiting Lecturer (12/2015  – 06/2019) – University of Hertfordshire

Final year projects’ supervision, tutoring and proctoring of psychology undergraduate students.

Neuropsychological Researcher (09/2014 – 09/2015) – Centro Puzzle (Turin, Italy)

Neuropsychological researcher in a rehabilitation centre for patients with acquired brain injury (funded by the Lagrange Project – CRT foundation). The aim was to develop a patient-tailored technique to measure impaired self-awareness in patients with acquired brain injury. The role also included clinical activities (e.g. neuropsychological assessments/rehabilitative cognitive interventions).