I'm a neuroscientist, passionate about everything from cells to phones, genes to jewellery, hip-hop to hippocampi...
I research artificial intelligence mental healthcare, ethics and governance, digital/clinical/music-based interventions, social media data, molecular biology, neuroimaging, epidemiology, psychiatry, psychology, acoustic therapy (e.g., ultra-audible watermarking), financial health, space health, dance biometrics, statistics, policy, public engagement and other areas to improve our understanding of mental health. I have experience developing and managing multi-million pound research initiatives. I love engaging with youth culture, the arts and society.
CURRENT AFFILIATIONS & ROLES
The Lancet Digital Health, International Advisory Board Member
The Alan Turing Institute, Advisor
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Honorary Fellow
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Facebook, Global Advisor
Wysa, Touchkin, AI mental healthcare, Advisor
TalkLife, Clinical Advisory Board Member
AI Global Governance Commission, Advisor
IBM Watson AI XPrize, Judging Panel
Hip Hop Psych, Co-Founder
In The Spotlight
IASR/AFSP International Summit on Suicide Research, Invited Symposium Speaker, Miami, USA, 27-30th October 2019: “Social media, machine learning and suicidal behaviors.”
Digital Innovation in Mental Health 2019 (DIMH2019) Conference, Lead/Creator, London, UK, 13-14th August 2019
British Association for Psychopharmacology Annual Conference, Public Event, Manchester, UK, 14-17th July 2019: “Hip Hop Psych: Lyrics, Drugs, Mind and Behaviours”
Open Data Institute, Lecture, London, UK, 5th July 2019: “Digital mental health: finding signals, respecting noise and dealing with uncertainty.” https://theodi.org/event/odi-fridays-digital-mental-health-finding-signals-respecting-noise-and-dealing-with-uncertainty
The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress, Symposium, London, UK, 1-4th July 2019: “Ethical futures in digital mental health: a helpful guide”
Computational Linguistics in Clinical Psychology, Keynote Speaker, Minneapolis, USA, 6th June 2019
The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) Convention, Keynote Speaker, UK, 16-18th April 2019: “How to mix AI with creativity: from astronauts to hip-hop and banking”
Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) & NASA partnership, Workshop Speaker, Houston, USA, 17th January 2019: “Space health: innovation in biotechnology and conversational agents that address mental health and wellbeing”
National University of Singapore Academic Psychiatry Conference, Plenary Speaker on E-Mental Health, Singapore, 18-23rd January 2019: “How will digital innovation shape the future of mental health services?” Also Invited Speaker at the Resilience Roundtable. Talk title: “Enhancing resilience from an AI perspective”
AI for Government Summit, Workshop Leader, Toronto, Canada, 25-26th October 2018: “Data Trading Platforms & Trust”
Tanenbaum Centre for Pharmacogenetics, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Toronto, Canada, 25th October 2018: “Biotechnology, mental health and ethics”
The Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, Invitation, London, UK, 9-10th October 2018
IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, Judging Panel, September 2018 - ongoing until 2020 finals
"Mics & Minds" Hip Hop Psych Neuroscience Study (music neuroscience intervention study) August 2018 - ongoing
Digital Innovation in Mental Health 2018 (#DIMH2018) Conference, Lead/Creator, London, UK, 17-18th July 2018
AI Global Governance Commission Meeting, Announced as an Advisor, Parliament, London, UK, June 2018
All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Psychology Meeting, Parliament, London, UK, June 2018
UN AI for Good Global Summit in partnership with The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Invited Speaker, Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17th May 2018: "Earning the trust of disadvantaged AI stakeholders"
American Psychiatric Association (APA), Invited Symposium, New York City, USA, 5-9th May 2018: "New frontiers for artificial intelligence in psychiatry: from personalised health to community care"
The Royal Society and The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, workshop invitation, London, UK, 3rd May 2018: "AI Narratives: How do we talk about AI?"
All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing launch, Invited Speaker, Parliament, London, UK, April 2018
The Centre for Global Mental Health, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Invited Speaker, London, UK, 17th April 2018: "Digital psychiatry, ethics and society: a collection of disruptive thoughts"
UCL Educational Psychology Group Leading Edge Day Conference, Keynote Speaker, London, UK, 27th March 2018: Children and young people in the digital age: what do EPs need to know? Talk title: "Putting ethics at the forefront of frontiers in digital mental health"
Facebook Mental Health Roundtable, Global Policy Team, Menlo Park, California, USA, 21st March 2018
BBC Tomorrow's World, Filmed Interview, London, UK, 17th March 2018
Royal Society of Medicine, Invited Speaker, London, UK, 14th November 2017: "Social media: challenges and benefits for mental health and wellbeing"
for more details see my CV
ETHICS-IN-ACTION WORKING GROUP -
Hip Hop Psych (Co-Founders: Drs Sule & Inkster) Journal of Hip Hop Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, Fall 2017, pp. 43 – 49