I am a DPhil (PhD) student in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. My doctoral work focuses on the psychological adaptation of young cancer patients and survivors. I am exploring the mechanisms of psychopathology and resilience in young survivors to answer questions such as why some survivors do better than others in survivorship. I use mixed methods, from longitudinal data set analyses to qualitative examination of young survivors’ experiences.
Prior to moving to Oxford, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Yale University. Most of my work at Yale fell under the umbrella of mental health. Upon graduating, I worked as a research assistant in a psychosis lab at Yale Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry.
I also love sports, spending time outdoors, and leisure reading. Can teach sailing and skiing, too!
PhD Candidate in Experimental Psychology
BSc in Psychology, 2016
IB Diploma, 2011
United World College of the Adriatic
My colleague Milan and I turned our latest paper Psychiatric diosrders in adolescent cancer survivors into a video! Please check it out and share!
I grew up on the coastal side of Slovenia where I started sailing at the age of 7. Thanks to sailing I have travelled the world. I no longer sail competitively, but I love to teach sailing whenever I get a chance.
I often use sailing as a metaphor; wind and seas, just like life, can be unpredictable. It isn’t those who know how to sail best that win, but those who make fewest mistakes and adapt to the shifts.😏
Here are some of my most notable achievements in sailing: