Lucy is an academic psychologist with particular interests in mental health. In 2015, she completed an MRC-funded PhD in psychology at UCL. This was on the topic of social reward and psychopathic traits and was supervised by Profs Essi Viding and Eamon McCrory. From 2015 to 2017, then worked as a postdoc at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, working with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on the MYRIAD trial, investigating the effectiveness of mindfulness for adolescents' mental health. From 2018 to 2020, she worked as a lecturer in psychology at the University of York. She is now an honorary lecturer at UCL. Her first book Losing Our Minds will be published by Penguin Random House in April 2021.