I am a PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, funded by King’s College and the Cambridge Trust. My research focuses on eating disorders across care, specifically age transitions, service use, clinical trajectories, and predictors of progression and outcomes. This is supported by a federal grant I obtained from the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). I am also helping establish the first Psychedelic Research Group at the University of Cambridge, in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, which will support future experimental studies and clinical trials on psychedelics for mental health and beyond. Externally, I collaborate on multidisciplinary research at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Duke, and Baylor among other universities.
Primary Supervisor: Dr. Sharon A. Neufeld
Secondary Supervisor: Professor Tamsin J. Ford
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=d2r773MAAAAJ&hl=en
Ragnhildstveit, A., Ford, T. J., Thakkar, K., Smith L., Tuteja, N., Ben-Umeh, K., Seli, & Neufeld, S. A. (2023). Predicting eating disorder outcomes based on mental health service transitions among young people with clinically diagnosed eating disorders: An exploratory analysis. Manuscript in preparation.
Ragnhildstveit, A., Naz, U., Brocklebank, D., Brendle, M., Smart, L., Brooks, J., Bawa, N., Reid Robison (2023). Ketamine and esketamine on depression and anxiety in adults with binge eating disorder: A real-world case series. Manuscript in preparation.
Ragnhildstveit, A., Tuteja, N., Seli, P., Smart, L., Uzun, N., Bass, L. C., Miranda, A. C., Ford, F. J., & Neufeld, S. A. (2023). Transitions from child and adolescent to adult mental health services for eating disorders: An in-depth systematic review. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Ragnhildstveit, A., Slayton, M., Jackson, L. K., Brendle, M., Ahuja, S., Holle, W., Moore, C., Sollars, K., Seli, P., & Robison, R. (2022). Ketamine as a novel psychopharmacotherapy for eating disorders: Evidence and future directions. Brain Sciences, 12(3), 382.
Ragnhildstveit, A., Jackson, L. K., Cunningham, S., Good, L., Tanner, Q., Roughan, M., & Henrie-Barrus, P. (2021). Case report: Unexpected remission of extreme and enduring bulimia nervosa with repeated ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 764112.