Elena Antonova is a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK. Her main research interest is in the neuroscience of mindfulness with the application to the prevention, management, and treatment of psychosis and schizophrenia.
Her most recent research includes a project funded by the Templeton Positive Neuroscience Award investigating the effect of mindful attention on sensory information processing in expert mindfulness practitioners using MRI. This project is the first step towards a research program into investigating the efficacy of mindfulness in preventing psychosis in vulnerable individuals.
Doctor Antonova is a program leader for the new MSc in Mindfulness: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications that is scheduled to start in Sept 2014 at the King’s College London. She also engages closely with philosophical issues in cognitive neuroscience and psychiatry.