Amy is a neuroscientist with broad training in behaviour, psychology and molecular biology. Her research examines what happens to the brain when it is exposed to certain environmental changes – such as junk food diets, exercise, stress and drugs, and how this changes behaviour. In particular she’s curious about how these changes could lead to the development of psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Amy has written for The Conversation, The Guardian and other news websites. She really likes CrossFit and whiskey, but not at the same time.
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