Joelle Hanson-Baiden

Joelle Hanson-Baiden

BSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology

Joelle completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology at The University of Manchester in 2021. Prior to this, Joelle completed a Biosciences Foundation Year at The University of Manchester in 2018.

In her final year, Joelle carried out a neuroimaging research project surrounding disruptions in white matter connections and changes in language processing in traumatic brain injury patients. This project granted Joelle experience with neuroimaging software such as MATLAB and MRIcron.

Similarly, in her second year, Joelle produced a literature review surrounding traumatic brain injury following cranial irradiation. This equipped Joelle with skills in scientific writing and database research.

In terms of scientific research, Joelle enjoys reading and researching alternative therapies and treatments for various neurological conditions. Current treatments for neurological conditions such as epilepsy and dementia are largely symptomatic and are not effective for all patients. As a result, new treatments are needed and research suggests that alternative treatments, such as cannabis and psychedelics, have the potential to be disease-modifying.

In future pursuits, Joelle wishes to carry out research exploring neuroaesthetics and architecture for neurological and mental health conditions.

Joelle has been a scientific writer for AZoNetwork since September 2021. Joelle specializes in neuroscience, psychology and pharmacology and has since written articles surrounding these topics. Alongside scientific research, Joelle has a passion for creative writing and writing for AZoNetwork has given Joelle the opportunity to connect the two.

In her spare time, Joelle loves to cook and is always challenging herself to make dishes from scratch. She also loves all things nature and is a keen environmentalist.

Outside of research and writing, Joelle is a proud advocate for women of color in STEM. Through her personal experiences of being a black woman pursuing a career in STEM, she feels it is important that women of color are represented equally with their male and/or white counterparts. Joelle strives to utilize any platform she has to raise the voices of those not heard.

Articles from Joelle

What is Nutritional Psychiatry?

What is Nutritional Psychiatry?

The Debate on Repressed Memories

The Debate on Repressed Memories

What is Eco-Anxiety?

What is Eco-Anxiety?

The Benefits of Nature for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The Benefits of Nature for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

How Can Mindfulness Meditation Improve Sleep?

How Can Mindfulness Meditation Improve Sleep?

COVID-19 and Senior Mental Health Post-Lockdown

COVID-19 and Senior Mental Health Post-Lockdown