Team and collaborators

​NEAD Group is led by Kamilla Miskowiak, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

The team consists of the following researchers


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Kamilla Miskowiak,  Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry


I have a degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Copenhagen with my dissertation on multidisciplinary research on depression, which received the university gold medal (2006), and an MSc (with Distinction) (2004) and a DPhil (PhD) (2008) from University of Oxford in Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry.

I lead a number of clinical and experimental studies in patients with affective disorders using clinical ratings, neurocognitive testing and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Alongside my research I have received training in and worked with cognitive behavioural therapy of patients with depression or bipolar disorder and qualified as clinical psychologist in 2011.​


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​Julian Macoveanu,
PhD

Senior researcher and lecturer. The current research focus aims to identify neurobiological changes underlying the cognitive improvements observed with treatment of affective disorders. The methodological expertise includes extensive experience with functional MRI study design, image acquisition and analysis, structural and diffusion MRI, and computational modeling of neurophysiological data.


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Hanne Lie Kjærstad,
Psychologist, PhD

Psychologist and PhD student (University of Copenhagen). I am working on the BIO-3 study that aims to investigate neurocognitive, brain-based biomarkers in newly diagnosed patients with bipolar disorder and their unaffected relatives. Before working as a research assistant at the Psychiatric Centre Copenhagen, I completed my BSc at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, followed by an MSc in clinical- and neuropsychology at University of Copenhagen.​


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Caroline Vintergaard Ott,
Psychologist, PhD student

Psychologist (University of Copenhagen) and PhD student. I obtained my MSc in Psychology in 2016, majoring in neuropsychology and clinical psychology. My main research interests are novel treatments targeting cognition and functional capacity across affective disorders, and the identification of biomarkers of cognitive impairment. I am involved in the PRETEC-ABC study, where I am assessing the effect of a new psychological treatment for objective cognitive impairment in patients with bipolar disorder.


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​Jeff Zarp Petersen,
Psychologist, PhD student

Psychologist (University of Copenhagen) and PhD student. I obtained my MSc with specialisation in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology in 2017. As a PhD student in the NEAD Group, I am involved in the PRETEC-EPO study. My research interests are cognitive deficits in mood disorders, the underlying neuropathophysiology and the relationship between psychological and neurobiological perspectives in understanding and treating mood disorders.​


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​Anne Juul Bjertrup,
Psychologist, PhD

Psychologist (University of Copenhagen) and Postdoc. I work on several studies in the NEAD group including the recent validation studies of novel screening tools for cognitive dysfunction in depression. My research interests lie in the field of neuropsychology and psychiatry.​


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​Katrine Cramer,
research nurse

I work on the PRETEC-EPO and EPO-T studies. In these studies, I assist with administrative tasks in relation to conducting these randomised controlled trials, blood tests, infusions of the study medication and ECGs etc. I have previously worked as a clinical nurse helping patients with affective disorders and find it very interesting and relevant to help these patients with their cognitive issues in the present trials. I have also worked giving patients ECT and therefore know how clinically relevant it would be for the patients if we can counteract the cognitive side-effects of this intervention.



​Sigrid Mørkeberg Nilsson,
research nurse

I work at the NEAD-group, primarily with the PRETEC-EPO project. I have the daily contact with the participants in the project and assist in performing the medical examinations and administration of the research medicine. I am interested in how new knowledge can lead to new and improved treatment strategies for affective disorders.



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​​Ida Seeberg,
BSc

Postgraduate student of Psychology with specialisation in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology (University of Copenhagen) and research assistant in the NEAD Group. I am assisting on the BIO-3 study and the PRETEC Marker project, where I do clinical interviews, neuropsychological testing and fMRI scans of the participants. I am also working on the METAB project, where I examine the possible effect of metacognitive therapy to patients with bipolar disorder and comorbid anxiety. My research interest is primarily in the clinical- and neuropsychological underpinnings of affective disorders, and I especially find it interesting how treatment for affective disorders can be improved.


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​Andreas Elleby Jespersen,
BSc

Postgraduate student of psychology at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group. I am involved in the BIO-3 and the PRETEC-marker project where I assist with neurocognitive testing and ratings of the participants. My main research interests lie within neuropsychology, psychiatry and the improvement of treatment strategies for affective disorders. 


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Nellie Kirkeskov Friis,
BSc

Postgraduate student of psychology at University of Copenhagen, and research assistant in NEAD Group. Here, I assist with neuropsychological testing of participants in the PRETEC Marker and BIO-3 studies. My main interests are in the fields of neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and psychiatry.


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​Mette Bagge Jensen,
BSc student

I am an undergraduate student of medicine at the University of Copenhagen and a research assistant in the NEAD Group. Currently, I assist with neuropsychological testing and rating of participants in the HEAPAD study, which examines the interaction between neurocognitive function in pregnant women with affective disorders, their hormone levels and pre-natal attachment. I also call in participants for the BIO-1 study and am involved in the BIO-3 study. My research interests are within the field of neuropsychology and psychiatry.


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​Emilie Hestbæk Jacobsen, 
BSc

Postgraduate student of Psychology with specialization in clinical neuropsychology (University of Copenhagen) and research assistant in the NEAD Group. I am involved in the BIO-3 and PreTEC studies, where I assist with clinical rating, neuropsychological testing and fMRI scans of the participants. My research interests are within the field of clinical psychology and neuropsychiatry, and I am particularly interested in how to prevent the development of affective disorders and improving the treatment hereof.

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​Nana Damsgaard Eskestad,
BSc

Postgraduate psychology student at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group. Currently, I am assisting on the BIO-3 and the PreTEC studies where I do clinical interviews, neuropsychological testing and fMRI scans of the participants. My research interests are primarily within the fields of neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and psychiatry. I am especially interested in identifying neurocognitive and neuroimaging biomarkers of psychiatric disorders and how this knowledge can contribute to a better understanding of the disorders and improvement of treatment strategies. 

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​Sarah Bjerg Møller,
BSc student

Undergraduate psychology student at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group. Currently, I am involved in the BIO-3 study where I assist with neuropsychological testing, fMRI and ratings of participants. My research interests are within the field of neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and psychiatry. I am especially interested in how treatments of affective disorders can be improved. Furthermore, in identifying neurocognitive and neuroimaging biomarkers of these affective disorders, so that patients more quickly can get the right treatment. 


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​Sandra Lihn Nielsen,
BSc 

Undergraduate student of psychology (University of Copenhagen). I'm a research assistant in the NEAD Group and primarily involved in the BIO-3 study where I assist with neurocognitive testing, ratings of participants and fMRI scans. My research interests are primarily within the field of cognitive psychology and I'm especially interested in how screening tools for different types of cognitive impairments can be improved.

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​Katherine Freeman,
BSc


Postgraduate student of Psychology with specialisation in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology (University of Copenhagen), and research assistant in NEAD Group. I obtained my BSc in Experimental Psychology in 2017 from University of Bristol. I am primarily involved in the BIO-3 and PRETEC studies, where I conduct neuropsychological testing and fMRI scans of the participants. My main research interests are within the field of clinical psychology and neuropsychiatry, and I am particularly interested in identification of biomarkers and improvement of treatment for affective disorders.


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​Daniel  Kjærgaard, 
BSc


Postgraduate psychology student at the University of Copenhagen with a primary focus on neuropsychology and a research assistant in the NEAD group. Currently, I am assisting on the PRETEC studies and BIO-3 study, where I see to fMRI scans and neuropsychological testing of participant. My primary research interests lie primarily in the areas of clinical neuropsychology and more biological psychology. I find it fascinating how biomarkers and neurocognitive measures of psychiatric disorders can help with the understanding of the illnesses and assist in creating a better treatment effect.



​Nynne Beier Müller,
BSc student


Undergraduate psychology student at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group. Currently, I am involved in the BIO-3 study where I assist with neuropsychological testing, fMRI and ratings of participants. My research interests are within the field of neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and psychiatry. In particular, I am interested in neural change, behavior, cognitive functions and their influence on interpersonal relationships especially between mother and child.


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​Viktoria Damgaard,
BSc student


Undergraduate student of psychology at the University of Copenhagen and a research assistant in the NEAD Group. I'm primarily involved in the BIO-3 studies where I assist with neuropsychological testing, clinical rating, and fMRI scanning of the participants. My main interests are neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. I am particularly interested in identifying neurocognitive biomarkers and how this knowledge can lead to new and improved treatment strategies for affective disorders.


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​Emilie Najbjerg Birkebæk Poulsen,
BSc


Postgraduate student in clinical and neuropsychology at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group. I am involved in the BIO-3 and PRETEC studies where I assist with neuropsychological testing, clinical ratings and fMRI scans of the participants. My main research interests are within the fields of neuropsychiatry, cognitive science, and clinical psychology. I am particularly interested in the role social and emotional cognition plays in the development and treatment of affective disorders. 


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​Jeanne Ruth Kofoed,
BSc student


Undergraduate student of psychology at the University of Copenhagen and research assistent in NEAD group. I am currently involved in the BIO-3 study. I assist with neuropsychological testings, fMRI scans and ratings of participants. 
My research interests are within the field of neuropsychology, cognitive- and clinical psychology. I am especially interested in how the understanding and the treatment of affective disorders can be improved.


Bettina Magnolia Löfs,
BSc

Postgraduate student of medicine at University of Copenhagen and a research assistant in the NEAD Group. I am currently involved the PRETEC-EPO project where I perform medical examinations and administrate infusions to the participants. My research interests are within the field of psychiatry and neuropsychology. 


​Lisa Gottlied Hammershøj,
BSc

Postgraduate student of medicine at University of Copenhagen. I work as a research assistant in the NEAD Group where I am primarily involved in the PRETEC-EPO project. I assist in performing the medical examinations and administration of infusions to the participants. My research interests are revolved around the investigation of erythropoietin's use in cognitive dysfunction and creating better treatment options for patients with affective disorders.



​Josefine Lærke Jørgensen,
BSc

Postgraduate student of medicine at University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group. I am currently involved in the PRETEC-EPO project. I assist in performing the medical examinations and administration of infusions to the participants. My research interests are investigation of cognitive dysfunction and improving treatment options for patients with affective disorders.


​Frida Simon Jahn,
BSc student

Undergraduate student of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group. I am primarily involved in the BIO-3 study, where I assist with clinical ratings, neuropsychological testing and fMRI scans of the participants. My research interests are within the field of clinical psychology and neuropsychiatry, and I am particularly interested in how psychological treatments can be better integrated with the knowledge of biological underpinnings of psychiatric diseases.


Marie Volland Skøtt,
BSc student​

Undergraduate student of psychology at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD-group. I am involved in the BIO-3 study where I assist with the booking and neuropsychological testing of participants. My main interests are in the fields of neuropsychology and cognitive psychology


Marie Eschau Stougaard,
BSc

​Medical student at the University of Copenhagen and research assistant in the NEAD Group, where I am involved in the PRETEC-EPO project, which examines the effect of EPO on cognitive function in depression and bipolar disorder. My tasks include medical examination of participants and administration of infusions. I am particularly interested in improving and developing novel treatments of affective disorders. 


​Johanna Mariegaard,
BSc

Postgraduate student in Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, specialising in neuropsychology and clinical psychology, and research assistent in the NEAD group. I am involved with the BIO-3 project where I assist with neuropsychological testing, ratings of participants and fMRI scans. My research interests generally lie in the field of cognitive neuropsychiatry as well as clinical psychology. Currently, I am particularly interested in the identification of cognitive- and biomarkers of affective disorders as part of an effort to improve preventive measures and better guide treatment.


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