Irene González Calvo (PhD student)


Irene started her LISS-DTP (ESRC) funded PhD in October 2022. She is supervised by Dr Georgina Hosang (Queen Mary, Primary supervisor) and Prof Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, Secondary supervisor).

Irene’s PhD aims to identify the risk factors and long-term mental health and functional outcomes of adolescent hypomania. This project will use data from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) to assess the degree of genetic and environmental influences in hypomania and bipolar disorder.

Before her PhD, Irene gained a BA in Applied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Brighton and an MSc in Forensic Psychology at Royal Holloway. Irene has experience working with adolescents with emotional disorders in transdiagnostic intervention programmes. 


London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP (LISS DTP), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) +3 studentship


PhD Psychology – Queen Mary, University of London (2022 – 2025)

MSc (distinction) Forensic Psychology – Royal Holloway, University of London (2017 – 2018)

BA (2:1) Applied Psychology and Sociology – University of Brighton (2014 – 2017)