Becca Watson


I am a PhD student, working with Shirley Reynolds and Ciara McCabe, at the University of Reading. My research is focused on improving our understanding and measurement of anhedonia, a core symptom of depression. Anhedonia is the loss of interest and pleasure in previously reinforcing experiences. My PhD aims to combine the knowledge gained from neuroscience and clinical psychology to develop more effective ways of identifying, assessing, and potentially treating anhedonia in depressed adolescents. I also work as an Honorary Research Assistant, conducting diagnostic anxiety and depression assessments for children and adolescents referred to the AnDY clinic.