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28 September 2021

Part 2: Your customer journey – Working with Cambridge Cognition

In part two of our four-part series on the journey our academic customers go through while working with Cambridge Cognition – we focus on our Operational Science team and gain some insight into the work they do to help support our academic customers.

At Cambridge Cognition, we offer access to a wealth of scientific expertise and outstanding customer support from our experienced teams, and while we know that you’re the experts when it comes to the specific disease area you’re studying, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone with a better understanding of our cognitive assessments and the science behind them than our Operational Science team.

Here’s your chance to get to know a few members of the team:

Meet the Team

Emily Thorp – Operational Scientist

Emily joined Cambridge Cognition in 2017 after completing a BSc in Psychology from Loughborough University. She has supported the use of CANTAB within academic research and has used this understanding to support the delivery and execution of CANTAB within clinical trials since joining the pharmaceutical team as an Operational Scientist in 2019. Her main interests are the effect of emotion on cognition and the consequences of this in the development and experience of mood and anxiety-related disorders.

Iona Pickett – Operational Scientist

Iona joined Cambridge Cognition as an Operational Scientist after completing a BA in Natural Sciences (Psychology) from the University of Cambridge.

After completing her undergraduate research project with the Autism Research Centre, Cambridge, Iona has maintained a keen interest in developmental psychiatry and autism spectrum disorders.

Helping to shape your research

The Operational Science team here at Cambridge Cognition prides themselves on their expertise in the design, analysis, and interpretation of neuropsychological endpoints in cognitive studies. Our science has been used to research cognitive function in over 100 different indications and is validated by thousands of peer-reviewed studies in high-impact journals, and our Operational Science team has a hand in helping you to apply this knowledge to your research.

By researching, creating, and maintaining the various scientific resources available to our academic customers, both focusing on cognitive function in a variety of different disease areas, and on the cognitive tests that you’ll be using in your study, they ensure that you’ll have all the support needed to execute your research.

One of the key resources that they have a hand in is the CANTAB Bibliography – Updated every two weeks to ensure you have access to the latest research, you can search through abstracts from over 2,500 peer-reviewed neuroscience papers by author, disorder, CANTAB tests, funding bodies, publications, interventions, and patent population.

In addition to providing and producing these key supporting materials, the Operational Science team also has a huge impact in helping to improve and develop our range of cognitive assessments. Based on input from our customers and research partners; and supported by the extensive research that our science team does, they work to provide you with product improvements such as new CANTAB tasks; improvements to existing tasks, and other additional features that can help you achieve your research goals.

Interested in speaking to our team about your research? Get in contact and see if we can help you to optimise your study and improve your chances of research success.

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