Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe

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I earned my PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois, Chicago. I did research on how schizophrenia changes the brain. We found alterations that help explain why people with schizophrenia have hallucinations.

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About Sara

I come to writing after a career in psychology. From the Chimp House to the Halls of Congress, with a lot of brain slicing in between, I had great fun and a lot of fascinating experiences.

I adored the adventure of research, of being an explorer, as we carried out experiments to see what nature would reveal. I worked with some extraordinary scientists teaching chimps how to use language, studying how an enriched environment alters brain development, and how natural diseases ravage the human brain.

I also worked as a clinical psychologist in the US and the UK including the National Health Service, all rich and moving experiences. A public policy job in Washington, D.C., gave me a chance to work on programs designed to give more young people access to university.

Originally from the United States, I’ve lived on both coasts and in the middle—Chicago. I moved to Great Britain in 2004 with David, my husband, when his work moved him back to his native UK. We now live in Bournemouth, on the southern coast where we run a B&B for English Language students.