Meet our Team
DR. FRANCES JINGWEN JIN
Licensed Psychologist, New York State, USA (2020 - )
Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2018, Stony Brook University
B.S. in Psychology, 2011, The University of Iowa
I am a third-year PhD student at the PANDM Lab. I grew up in Hong Kong and obtained my Bachelor of Science (BS) in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior with a minor in English Literature in the University of California, Davis. My research interest include decision-making, neural mechanisms of affective experiences and related issues in internalising disorders. My passions include working out, coffee and teaching!
After earning a MSocSc (Psychology) at HKU in 2020, I joined Dr. Frances Jin’s PANDM Lab and am now a second-year PhD student pursuing an interdisciplinary study of psychopathology and decision neuroscience.
My prior background includes a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and over 30 years of experience in senior management positions in the manufacturing industry in Hong Kong.
Using novel behavioral paradigms, I hope to combine theory with computational modeling and neuroimaging technologies to improve our understanding of the psychological and neural mechanisms of human behaviour. I have broad interests and enjoy reading, sports and good conversation.
FRIEDERIKE ELISABETH HEDLEY
I am an MPhil student in Cognitive Psychology & Neuroscience. Before joining PANDM Lab, I earned a BSc in Psychology and Psychotherapy. The human brain and the complexities of emotion fascinate me. I am curious about emotion-related perceptual decision-making and how this is modulated by psychopathology.
Growing up in the marshlands of Northern Germany has given me a passion for sailing and - I’d say - a pragmatic mentality.
WING MAN LAM
I am currently a third-year undergraduate student and the lab coordinator of PANDM Lab.
I am double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience, with research interests in decision-making and internalising disorders, particularly on its underlying mechanisms.
VERONICA HEI YAN CHAN
KAREN PUI KEI CHAN
HELEN HAU LAM WONG
RESEARCH INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS
HILARY HUITUNG CHAN
MORRIS MANG FUNG CHAN
ALAN MING CHUN TANG
CHRISTY YIM FAN WONG
RIDDHI JAIN PITLIYA
I was born and raised in Hong Kong. Whilst I obtained my undergraduate degree (in psychology, neuroscience and cognitive science; with first honours) at The University of Hong Kong, I worked at the Psychopathology, Affective Neuroscience & Decision Making Laboratory (PANDM) and Experimental Psychopathology Laboratory as a senior research assistant and laboratory coordinator at both labs.
I am currently obtaining a DPhil degree at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Robin A. Murphy at the Computational Psychopathology Laboratory. I examine individual differences in casual learning, attention and decision-making, and their associated neural signals, particularly along the depression and anxiety spectrum. I am interested in active inference and Bayesian models to understand the pathology of these psychological illnesses.