M.Sc. Zirong Qian

Mail: zirong.qian at uni-marburg.de

I am a PhD student currently working on the PROTECT-AD since October 2021.  My research focuses on investigating the neural and cognitive mechanisms of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) on Anxiety Disorders applying fMRI methods. Before I joined TNM Lab, I completed my Master’s degree in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Exeter (UK) under the supervision of Dr. Anke Karl who specializes in psychosocial stress and self-compassion.

I am also an accredited psychotherapist, CBT trainer and have completed over 200 hours of psychological counseling in China.

Research interests

  • Neuropathology of panic disorders
  • Neural and cognitive mechanism of fear learning processing
  • Psychological stress and aberrant salience in schizophrenia
  • The effects and development of CBT in general psychopathology (especially mood disorders).