Bessie O'Dell

Summer Research Fellow 2021

Bessie O'Dell

Bessie O'Dell is currently at the University of Oxford reading for a DPhil in Psychiatry, as a NIHR Biomedical Research Council scholarship recipient. She is part of the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society group (NEUROSEC) and the Oxford Precision Psychiatry Lab (OxPPL), and her research is focused on the bioethics of using Artificial Intelligence as a Clinical Decision Support System for precision psychiatry. Prior to joining Oxford, Bessie undertook an 2-year MRes in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology at University College London in collaboration with Yale University, where she spent one year at the Anticevic Lab in Yale's School of Medicine. She also holds a MPhil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on neurocriminology and the law on Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Law and a BA degree in History (Hons). During 2019, Bessie received a scholarship to participate in the Cambridge Security Initiative at Magdalen College, Cambridge, where she researched the ways in which synthetic biology poses a security risk to the UK.