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Department of Psychology

Emilie is a PhD student at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and her dual Master’s degree in Brain and Mind Science at University College London (UCL; London), Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS; Paris) and Sorbonne Université (Paris).

Emilie’s PhD project is funded by the Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Programme (MRC-DTP in Neuroscience and Mental Health). Her project focuses on having a clearer view of how emotion impacts episodic memory to better understand posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Episodic memory refers to a memory system in which our experienced everyday events are stored within a coherent spatiotemporal context. Episodic memories often include memory for multiple details, such as the people we interacted with, the location and context of the event, the objects encountered, as well as temporal information for when it occurred. Yet, it is not clear how emotion affects memory for these elements and their associations. Emilie’s research has translational relevance as greater understanding of the interaction between emotion and memory would enable deeper comprehension of PTSD symptoms.

Emilie has attended various conferences and symposiums. She was selected to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit 2022 (GYSS;, and she received a scholarship from the University of Arizona to attend the Memory, Space and Time Workshop organised by Prof Lynn Nadel in November 2022 in Tucson, Arizona ( Additionally, Emilie presented her work at various conferences such as the Medical Research Council (MRC) Student Symposium 2022 and at the Society for Affective Science (SAS) 2022 annual conference (


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