Dear World Project is currently a collaboration between researchers at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, and a range of artists. We are a growing team of artists and researchers, who combine our approaches of art and science to open up conversations around mental health.

In the run up to our 2020 exhibition, we will be looking for further contributions from artists and collaborators, find out how to get involved.


Robb’s research combines computational modeling with neuroimaging, pharmacology, and neurophysiology to study the relationship between decision making and emotion across our lifespan, particularly in people with depression.


Alban Low is a London based artist involved in a variety of creative projects. He illustrates album artwork, publishes books, makes films, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's University of London. Alban spends his evenings in the jazz clubs of London where he captures the exhilaration of live performances in his sketchbook.


Rachel is a PhD student interested in how knowledge of our futures affects our mood and decision-making. As Science Curator at AXNS Collective, she has worked on many varied Public Engagment projects, you can read about them here.


Alex is a PhD student who is researching how uncertainty affects learning and decision-making in anxiety.


Matilde is a Post-doctoral researcher interested in how individual differences in the ability of selecting the best course of action relate to mood. More generally she uses cognitive neuroscience approaches to understand symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Sophie is the Public Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging and is contributing to the project through her supportive and organisational role.



Get in contact if you’d like to be a part of the project as an artist or contributor.


Yuki is a PhD student interested in the relationship between altruism and happiness.


Benjamin is a PhD student whose interests lie in the neuroscience of decision-making and affective states. His work aims to bridge the explanatory gap between brain and behaviour. Through the Dear World project, Benjamin hopes to improve the public's perception of mental health issues and reduce associated social stigma.


Cassandra is the Public Engagement Manager at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging. She currently oversees a large public engagement program with a vision of engaging people with neurological and psychiatric conditions to meaningfully to contribute to the research.