Nimrod Hertz

Nimrod Hertz

  • Scholar
  • Israel
  • 2022 PhD Medical Science @ MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
  • Wolfson College

I am a clinical psychologist and mental health researcher, aiming to outline evidence-based practical conclusions for clinicians. I am interested in the etiology of common psychopathologies (PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders), striving to enhance the understanding of underlying transdiagnostic mechanisms and to promote effective interventions that are tailored for the specific patient. I hold a BSc in psychology, biology, and neuroscience, and MA in clinical psychology, all from Tel-Aviv University. In recent years, I combined research and clinical practice in Israel’s public health services, in attempt to attain a holistic perspective on psychopathology. At Cambridge’s MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, I will investigate the cognitive processes that occur during formulation-based interventions for PTSD, emphasizing the dynamics of negative appraisals, which is considered a central mechanism in the clinical presentation of PTSD. To that end, I plan to bring a personalized approach to my research, assimilating the notion of ‘precision medicine’ into evidence-based psychotherapy. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Gates Cambridge community and learn alongside inspiring peers and mentors

Previous Education

Tel Aviv University Clinical psychology 2022
Tel Aviv University Psychology with neuroscience 2019
Tel Aviv University Biology with neuroscience 2019