Tayla McCloud

Tayla McCloud

About me: I did my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, where my research project investigated how anxiety impacts attention in adolescents. I then moved to UCL for the Division of Psychiatry’s Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc, and conducted a randomised controlled trial testing a mobile app for depression and anxiety in students. I also have 3 years of experience as a research assistant, where I’ve worked on various randomised controlled trials of interventions for people with psychosis.

The difference my research makes: For young adults, mental health issues account for nearly half of the total burden of disease, and these problems tend to persist throughout adulthood. My research is therefore mainly focused on how we can understand, predict and treat mental health problems (namely depression, anxiety and psychosis) in adolescents and young adults. I am currently in the first year of a 1+3 programme, where I am working with Dr James Kirkbride (Psylife, Division of Psychiatry), Dr Oliver Robinson (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) and Dr Julian Edbrooke-Childs (Anna Freud Centre).

Supervisor: Professor Glyn Lewis

Selected publications:

  • Caddy, C., Amit, B. H., McCloud, T. L., Rendell, J. M., Furukawa, T. A., McShane, R., … Cipriani, A. (2015). Ketamine and other glutamate receptor modulators for depression in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9.
    DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011612.pub2
  • McCloud, T. L., Caddy, C., Jochim, J., Rendell, J. M., Diamond, P. R., Shuttleworth, C., … Cipriani, A. (2015). Ketamine and other glutamate receptor modulators for depression in bipolar disorder in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9.
    DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011611.pub2
  • Peckham E, Arundel C, Bailey D, Callen T, Cusack C, Crosland S, et al. Successful recruitment to trials: findings from the SCIMITAR+ Trial. Trials 2018;19(1):53.
    DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2460-7
  • Salvato, G., Patai, E. Z., McCloud, T. L., & Nobre, A. C. (2016). Apolipoprotein ε4 breaks the association between declarative long-term memory and memory-based orienting of spatial attention in middle-aged individuals. Cortex, 82, 206-216.
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.06.002

Pathway: Mental Health and Mental Health Care

Location: UCL Division of Psychiatry

Email: t.mccloud@ucl.ac.uk

Twitter: @taylamccloud