About The Transparent Psychologist

Leila Jameel


Academic Qualifications and Research

I have a BSc in Psychology (UCL), and an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL).

I am currently studying a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology at UCL, London. I am examining cognitive processing and everyday social functioning in groups with high and low autistic traits.

I have also worked on research projects examining executive functioning, social and emotional processing in individuals with Tourette’s Syndrome and social decision-making in people with psychopathic personality traits. My first publication is under review at the moment.


In the past I have held posts in several NHS services as an Assistant Psychologist. These have ranged from contributing to the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, to supporting patients with dementia, stroke, or other neurological illnesses.

Additional Roles

UCL ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, Student Consultative Group Representative


Co-founder of CRITUCL (Cognitive Research Issues aT University College London): A peer-led, postgraduate discussion group for the cognitive and brain sciences.


Peer-reviewer for the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences, Opticon1826: An open-access peer-reviewed journal reporting on research from all-faculties around UCL.


Management Committee, Education Partnerships Africa: A charity and East African NGO which is committed to sustainable investment in secondary education. I have been involved in both the training of volunteers and in the research workstream of the organisation.