My academic leadership roles include: 

Leading the clinical dimension of three projects (ERC Starting Grant with Pr. Fotopoulou; Wellcome Trust Grant with Pr. Catani; ERC Consolidator with Pr. Thiebaut de Schotten). I have successfully lead teams up to four PhDs and Research Assistants in the design of the study, the data collection, data analysis, and writing up of the results. As module leader for a Bachelor and co-leader for a Masters, I supervised over 30 Master students throughout the years and have been an examiner for PhD vivas.

I serve as a Journal Associate Editor and on a Journal Academic Advisory Board. I am the founder of the CNSeminars, the London and National Postdoc Network. 

I served the academic-scientific community as Postdoc chair at the Insitute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences for three years, acted as a mentor for the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, and actively contributed to the Wellcome Trust and King’s College London Public Engagement Steering Committee, Research and Innovation Committee, Early Career Research Award decision committee, and co-organised international conference organisation.

Formal Research Leadership Training:

I have participated in multiple intensive training on leadership theory, facilitation, recruitment and advanced project management. These long-term training provide opportunities to actively practise leadership skills and were offered by Springboard ConsultancyHUTCHINSON TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, Leadership in Action with Norfolk Light LTD, Sound Leadership - the Sound of Science, and  the  German Scholar Organisation (GSO). The Leadership Academy is supported by Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, and the Max Planck Society.

Selection of topics covered:

 Identifying core values and leadership style

  Strategic leadership competencies

  Strategic leadership tools

  Leading teams

  Leading projects

  Employee recruiting and employee development

  Leadership feedback tools and target agreements

  Conflict management strategies

  Project and portfolio management

  Storytelling as a leadership tool

  Networking essentials

  Creativity and Problem-solving strategies