Anjalene Whittier is a PhD student in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. Her current research focuses on the intersection of learning disability and serious mental illness, and responses of health systems to those with intellectual disabilities who are experiencing mental distress. She has also spent time investigating autism spectrum disorders, stigma, and mental health promotion for typically underserved populations. Anjalene also has interests in global health, having collaborated on projects based in Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Ethiopia.
Anjalene is based at King’s College, where she has been heavily involved with student life. She has held several roles including Chair of the King’s Graduate Bar; Music Executive for the King’s Affair; and Welfare Officer for King’s College Graduate Society.
Anjalene holds a BA (Honors in Research, High Distinction, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Psychology from the University of Rochester in the States, and an MClinRes in International Health from the University of Barcelona in Spain. She is currently funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.