Who We Are

The ‘Picture Your OCD’ project is part of a larger interaction between researchers at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging and artist from London, called the ‘Dear World Project‘. The goal of the Dear World Project is to share experiences, thoughts and feelings around mental health and its treatment.

The project will culminate in an art exhibition at the Dear World Exhibition at Stour Space in Hackney Wick in February 2019.

Meet the people involved in the ‘Picture Your OCD’ project:

Joceline Howe


Joceline Howe is a London based artist exploring the spaces between the choreographed, improvised and interactive. Her interdisciplinary practice has led to exhibitions, performances, residencies and symposiums in Brazil, China, Japan, Finland and Germany. Alongside working on multiple projects within the UK with prestigious institutions including Royal Academy, Serpentine Galleries, Wellcome and Tate.

more info: www.jocelinehowe.com

Alisa Loosen

PhD Student

Alisa is a PhD student on the Comp2Psych Programme. She is interested in the neurocomputational mechanisms underpinning metacognition in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is her goal to develop computational models to better understand the relationship between brain, cognition and psychiatric symptoms across development.

more info: www.devcompsy.org

Tobias Hauser

Principal Investigator

Tobias is the head of the Developmental Computational Psychiatry group and a Sir Henry Dale Fellow. He wants to understand how neurocognitive development can go awry and lead to mental health problems during childhood and adolescence.

more info: www.tobiasuhauser.com