Kate Mills, PhD


Kate's research uses brain imaging methods to investigate typical developmental trajectories between childhood and adulthood, as well as behavioral experiments to investigate how people navigate the social environment in adolescence and adulthood. Kate received her PhD from University College London, where she investigated brain development and social interactions during the period of adolescence under the supervision of Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. She spent time before and after her PhD working with Dr. Damien Fair at Oregon Health and Science University on projects examining changes in functional connectivity across development and in clinical groups. She will be working on the Transitions in Adolescent Girls Study directed by Dr. Jennifer Pfeifer, and more broadly in the Developmental Social Neuroscience lab and the Adolescent Development and Psychopathology lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon.