Research project: Development of an Intervention program, based on principles of Cognitive-Behavioural-Therapy and Emotion Regulation to reduce levels of Social Anxiety in Children
Supervisors: Professor Cecilia Essau; Dr Elias Tsakanikos
Born and raised in Germany, Kati now lives and works in London. In 2009, she was awarded a first class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Roehampton, followed by an MSc with a high Merit in Applied Psychological Research from the University of Roehampton.
In the end of 2010 Kati was awarded a full bursary from the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton, for a full Mphil/PhD degree, which she has been dedicated to ever since.
Her on-going examinations of an intervention programme for Social Anxiety in children, as well as the behavioural and cognitive responses of children suffering from Social Anxiety, have shown highly relevant results thus far and are aimed to be used for the prevention and intervention of SA in children within their school setting.
Research Assistant, University of Roehampton (2008) - Research on the psychobiological reactivity to psychosocial stress in a normal population: The role of emotion regulation (Professor Changiz Mohiyeddini & Dr Jolanta Opacka-Juffry). Included data entry, provision of job roles within the team, confirming laboratory bookings & forming timetable matrix’s to the allocation of hours.
Co-supervisor role, University of Roehampton (2008-2009) - Mentoring undergraduate students as part of a student’s-mentoring programme and part of planning research seminars for Professor Changiz Mohiyeddini).
Teaching Experience, University of Roehampton (2009) - Research Methods to undergraduate Health & Social Care, Health Studies and Health Nutrition students.
Demonstrator, University of Roehampton (2011-current) - In Research Methods for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate Students.
Pourseied, K., Opacka–Juffry, J., Harbige, L.S., Bretherton, P. & Mohiyeddini, C. (2009). The Effects of Hedonistic Emotional Regulation on Biological and Psychological Responses to Acute Psychosocial Stress. 4th International conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. July 2009. Roehampton University, London, United Kingdom.
Pourseied, K., & Mohiyeddini, C. Hedonistic emotion regulation and cortisol reactivity. 30th Stress and Anxiety Research Conference (STAR) 16 – 18 July. 2009 – Budapest, Hungary.
Pourseied, K., Harbieg, L., Opacka-Juffry, J. & Mohiyeddini, C. Individual with low level of hedonistic emotion regulation show higher cortisol levelduring social stress. 2009 World Mental Health Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health. Athens, Greece, 2nd – 6th September 2009.
Mohiyeddini, C. & Pourseied, K. Emotion Regulation Efficacy. 51st conference of experimental Psychologist (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen). 29.03. - 01.04. 2009. Jena, Germany.
Oral Presentation in student conferences
Pourseied, K. (2008). Hedonistic Emotional Regulation and Biological Stress Reactivity in Women. First Student Conference at Roehampton University, October, 8th 2008. London, UK.
Pourseied, K. (2009). Hedonistic Emotion Regulation and Biological Responses to Social Stress. Roehampton Student Conference on Research on Individual Differences, 7th October 2009. London, UK.
Co-organisation of the first Student Conference at the University of Roehampton. Roehampton University, October, 8th 2008. London, UK.
Organisation and moderation of the second Roehampton Student Conference on Research on Individual Differences, Roehampton University, October, 7th 2009. London, UK.
6th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Roehampton University 11 - 12 July 2011, London, UK.