Nazanin Derakhshan is a Professor of Experimental Psychopathology, a cognitive and affective neuroscientist, and Director of the BRiC Centre (Building Resilience in Breast Cancer) at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck University of London, UK. She has conducted extensive research into the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying anxiety and depressive vulnerability with a keen interest in developing neurocognitive interventions designed at reducing vulnerability and promoting resilience. She has published widely in top internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals in her field and has been the holder of prestigious fellowships at the Royal Society and at the University of Oxford, as well as winning multiple awards in teaching and research. She has a passion for running. She is a breast cancer warrior.