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Dr Sophie Landa

Visiting Scholar

Clinical Psychologist

Office Phone: (+44) 01223 763490


I completed my undergraduate degree in Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge in 2011. I subsequently worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University, and completed an MPhil at Newcastle University on the psychometric properties of depression rating scales and discrepancies between these scales.

I completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Newcastle University in 2016. The focus on my doctoral research was issues with understanding and measuring anxiety in young children on the autism spectrum.

I currently hold a post as a Clinical Psychologist at the Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock Centre. I also lecture and supervise undergraduates at Cambridge on the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Tripos, Part II Developmental Psychology Paper (PBS 8).

Research Interests

My research interests include:

• Psychological issues relating to autism spectrum disorder;
• Psychometrics and measurement issues around mood disorders;
• Developmental factors around anxiety;
• Gender identity development;
• Attachment theory and its clinical implications.


child development ; autism spectrum disorders ; cognitive development ; psychology