Dr Annabel   Songco
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Annabel Songco

School of Psychology

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UNSW School of Psychology, working with Dr Susanne Schweizer in the Developmental Affective Science Lab. My research investigates the risk and resilience pathways to mental health outcomes in children and adolescents. In particular, I am interested in understanding the role of cognitive and affective processes in the development of psychopathology in young people. Prior to joining UNSW, I completed my PhD and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford in the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience Lab, with Professor Elaine Fox. 


  • Journal articles | 2020
    Booth C; Songco A; Parsons S; Fox E, 2020, 'Cognitive mechanisms predicting resilient functioning in adolescence: Evidence from the CogBIAS longitudinal study.', Dev Psychopathol, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954579420000668
    Journal articles | 2019
    Booth C; Songco A; Parsons S; Heathcote LC; Fox E, 2019, 'The CogBIAS longitudinal study of adolescence: cohort profile and stability and change in measures across three waves', BMC PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40359-019-0342-8
    Journal articles | 2017
    Booth C; Songco A; Parsons S; Heathcote L; Vincent J; Keers R; Fox E, 2017, 'The CogBIAS longitudinal study protocol: cognitive and genetic factors influencing psychological functioning in adolescence.', BMC Psychol, vol. 5, pp. 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40359-017-0210-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Songco A; Booth C; Spiegler O; Parsons S; Fox E, 2020, 'Anxiety and Depressive Symptom Trajectories in Adolescence and the Co-Occurring Development of Cognitive Biases: Evidence from the CogBIAS Longitudinal Study', Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, vol. 48, pp. 1617 - 1633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00694-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Parsons S; Songco A; Booth C; Fox E, 2021, 'Emotional information-processing correlates of positive mental health in adolescence: a network analysis approach', COGNITION & EMOTION, vol. 35, pp. 956 - 969, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2021.1915752
    Journal articles | 2020
    Songco A; Hudson JL; Fox E, 2020, 'A Cognitive Model of Pathological Worry in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review', Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, vol. 23, pp. 229 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10567-020-00311-7



Dr Annabel Songco has successfully received two Early Career Academic awards from the UNSW Faculty of Science. Thanks to the UNSW Science ECAN Small Seeding Grant Scheme and the Early Career Academic COVID-19 Scheme, the funding has helped Annabel to develop a research program in child and adolescent global mental health.