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Martine Skumlien is a postdoctoral research associate in the Addiction and Mental Health Group (AIM). Her work to date includes observational and neuroimaging studies investigating the association between cannabis use and reward processing in adults and adolescents (e.g., addressing the popular claim that cannabis use leads to amotivation), and the effects of prenatal substance exposure on early cognitive development. Her current research is aimed at understanding the setting and service need for synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist (SCRA) detection.

Martine is also a 2022 McKinsey Next Generation Woman Leader and founding member of a widening participation summer programme at the University of Cambridge (https://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/students/summer-camp/). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Psychiatry, Doctor of Philosophy, The association between cannabis use and reward processing, and the role of adolescent vulnerability, University of Cambridge

4 Oct 201915 Sept 2022

Award Date: 13 Feb 2023

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