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Ms ODESSA HAMILTON profile picture
  • Student
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Odessa is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, is licensed in Psychometrics, and has MBPsS status at the British Psychological Society (BPS). She was trained as a Crisis Specialist, to work with adult victims of crime, the homeless, the deprived, and people with severe physical and mental health concerns. Odessa gained a MSc in Psychological Sciences with Distinction and secured a First-Class Degree with honours in Organisational Psychology; graduating among the top 5%. During this period, she also secured a transient opportunity at the University of Oxford, exploring potential lithium-mimetics for psychopathologies. Odessa was awarded a full scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). With experience that traverses Corporate and Government, Odessa also holds multiple awards for innovation, and has transnational achievements in entrepreneurship. At the London School of Economics (LSE), Odessa leverages behavioural science insights to advance the understanding of factors on the socioeconomic intersect that impede inclusion in multinational and conglomerate corporations. She is an expert contributor to major global publishing enterprises, and her work has been featured in top publications. 

Research Summary

Odessa Hamilton is a Doctoral Researcher in Biobehavioural Epidemiology and Precision Medicine. Her research uses a psychoneuroimmunological framework and genetically informed designs, to explore the interplay between stress and sleep in the aetiopathogenesis of psychopathology across a spectrum of severity; with special attention given to depression, anxiety, and psychosis. Odessa is particularly interested in the immunological and genetic mechanisms that underlie longitudinal associations between psychosocial factors and mental distress at a population level. To this end, using observational data from large cohort studies, Odessa engages in advanced statistical modelling and epidemiological techniques, such as nested counterfactuals, multiple imputation, latent profile analysis, genetic correlation and mendelian randomisation. Her supervisory panel includes Professor Andrew Steptoe, Head of the Department of Behavioural Science and Health; Professor James Kirkbride from the Division of Psychiatry; and Professor Karoline Kuchenbaecker from the Genetics Institute.

Teaching Summary

Odessa teaches post-graduate Biostatistics at UCL, and has guest Lectured on the LSE Executive MBA programme, directed by Associate Professor Dr Grace Lordan in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science.

SEP-2021 Biostatistics PGT Department of Behavioural Science & Health University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
SEP-2020 Behavioural Scientist Department of Psychology & Behavioural Science London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom
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