Kirstie discovered the wonder of brain imaging at the University of British Columbia during a masters degree in Medical
In 2020, she was promoted to Programme Lead for Tools, Practices and Systems, and in 2021 to Programme
Kirstie is the lead developer of The Turing Way, an openly developed
Kirstie is a passionate advocate for making science "open for all" by promoting equity and inclusion for people from
Adolescence is a period of human brain growth and high incidence of mental health disorders. Kirstie's research uses magnetic resonance images to understand changes in the brain's structure and function that underlie the emergence of schizophrenia and depression. Her work considers the brain as a network and investigates how different brain regions work together. She is particularly passionate about ensuring that work is reproducible and can be replicated in independent data sets. Her focus at the Turing Institute is to improve the generalisability of research findings so they may be translated to the clinic and used by public health policy makers.