Farah Elahi (BSc, PGCert, MSc, AFHEA, MBPsS) has been commissioned as a freelance Research Associate to support our ‘Digital Inclusions: Bridging Divides’ conference on the 14-15 November 2019. She is a final year Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded Doctoral Researcher in Health Sciences, at the University of Warwick.
Farah’s thesis is looking at whether virtual reality treatments can be used to improve social cognition deficits in individuals with first episode psychosis. Farah is particularly interested in how digital technologies and skills can be utilised in healthcare and education.
Farah describes herself as an enthusiastic researcher who values interdisciplinary collaborations. Her background is in Psychology, having graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Philosophy and Psychology, a MSc in Psychological Research Methods and a PGCert in Social Science Research.
Drawing on this background, she has worked as a researcher for many organisations including the NHS, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and MQ: Transforming Mental Health. Additionally, her research has been presented widely at 19 national and international conferences to date.
Farah has also significant teaching experience and has worked as a Lecturer at both Birkbeck, University of London and at the University of Warwick.
She is an active member of the academic community and has been elected into representative positions. Currently, she is an ESRC student representative for the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP and is the Postgraduate Psychology Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Psychology of Women and Equalities (POWES) Section Representative.