Established by Dr Andreas Kappes in 2018, the Other Lab is ever growing with people from diverse backgrounds and interests. If you are interested in our work Click here to contact us and learn more.
Dr Andreas Kappes, Principal Investigator
Andreas is interested in better understanding the social behaviour of humans, using theories and methods from psychology, neuroscience, and behavioural economics. He's currently a Lecturer at City, University of London. Prior to joining City, He worked in the Department of Psycholgy in Oxford, UCL, and New York University.
Yasemin Genç, PhD Student
Yasemin holds first-class BSc (hons) and MSc degrees in Psychology (City, University of London) and Social Cognition (University College London), and is currently completing her PhD at City, University of London. She has a keen interest in social behaviour and cognition; especially regarding beliefs, biases, and the seeking/ integration of information. She has been a Research Assistant with The Other Lab since 2018, where her research focuses on understanding, measuring and overcoming belief updating biases.
Muhammad Anwar, BSc Student
Muhammad is a BSc Psychology student at City, University of London. He has been a Research Assistant for Dr Kappes since 2017. He is an aspiring Clinical psychologist, interested in social behavioural cognition and population ethics. He also has clinical experience following his year long placement as a Honorary Assistant-Psychologist at Tower Hamlets CLDS. During his placement he gained a lot of insight into the cultural implications of mental health as well as its applications.
Sofia Allueva Yuste, Psychology Graduate
Sofia graduated with a first class BSc (Hons) in Psychology from City, University of London in 2019 and she currently works as a Research Executive for a social and market research company. When she's not in the office she works as a Research Assistant for The Other Lab, which she joined in 2018. The research projects she has been working on focus on aspects of social behaviour such as vicarious optimism and decision-making under uncertainty.
Sara Ferreira, BSc Student
Sara Ferreira is a third year BSc Psychology student at City, University of London. She has been a research assistant in The Other Lab since early 2019. Currently, she is working on a project about the effects of power on learning, and is considering a career in research.
Rita Hira, Psychology Graduate & Research Assistant
Rita has completed an MSc in Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience with City, University of London and a BSc (hons) in Psychology with the Open University. She has started as a Research Assistant with The Other Lab in 2019, working on developing a psychological framework on the techniques used by Creative Writers.
Currently a Research Assistant at Broadmoor Hospital and having spent a year working at South London and Maudsley NHS, Youth Offending Service, Rita is also interested in forensic neuroscience and understanding how reward process lead maladaptive behaviours.