Blanca Piera

PhD Researcher at Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge


PhD student, Department of Psychology

Blanca is currently a PhD student in Psychology and a Gates Cambirdge Scholar under the MRC Doctoral Training Programme. In a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Institute of Global Health in Barcelona, Blanca's interdisciplinary research aims to understand how sociocultural and environmental influences might be related to self and social cognitive processing during adolescence, and how this relationship might be related to risk and resilience to mental health difficulties prevealent during this period of life. Blanca has a background in psychology and social sciences (Psychology Major in BSc Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics, University of Amsterdam, 2018) and in cognitive neuroscience (MRes in Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 2019). In 2019 and until the start of her PhD, Blanca was working for the Blakemore lab as a research assistant.

  • 29 June 2023, 5pm

    Adolescent brain development: what we know and what it means for policy

    The Centre for Science and Policy is hosting a lecture at Trinity College which will be delivered by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on “Adolescent brain development: what we know and what it means for policy.”  The workshop will take place on Thursday 29 June at 5pm