Prof. Carol Rivas and colleagues

Carol Rivas is the Principal Investigator for the CICADA study. Carol holds an MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology from Birkbeck, London (1992, distinction), and a PhD in medical sociology from Queen Mary University of London (2012).Specializing in the field of chronic conditions and disabilities, Carol is particularly interested in the intersection with ethnicity and communication and the use of participatory methods.

Amanda Moore is a research fellow in the Social Science Research Unit at UCL. She is a public health nutritionist and holds a PhD from King’s College London. Amanda’s research focuses on health inequalities and improving the cultural salience of care and intervention design using participatory methods.

Kusha Anand is a Research Fellow for the CICADA study. Kusha has a PhD in political sociology from the UCL Institute of Education (2019) and Masters in Arts (Merit) from De Montfort University (2009). Kusha works on the intersections of race, citizenship, education, and employment.

Ozan Aksoy is Associate Professor of Social Science at University College London. Ozan holds a PhD in Sociology (2013) and an MSc in Sociology and Social Research (cum Laude, 2005) from Utrecht University. His research interests include cooperation, trust, social norms, and religious behavior. He uses game theory, statistical and computational methods, and laboratory and natural experiments as research tools.

Alison Wu is a research fellow for the CICADA study at University College London. She holds a PhD in Psychology (2022) at King’s College London and an MRes in Cognitive Neuroscience (2016) at University College London. She explores the social, psychological and developmental determinants of mental health through the utilization of longitudinal surveys, cognitive experiments and brain imaging techniques.