Ayesha Chander, MRes

Research Coordinator

Ayesha works as the Research Coordinator on the mHealth for First Episode Psychosis program and two of the Behavioral Sensing projects: Auditory Verbal Hallucinations (AVH) and Persecutory Ideation (ADAPT). She manages the day-to-day operations of these projects, leads online and community recruitment, facilitates patient engagement, and helps resolve technical and retention issues as we work to build and test technologies for severe mental illness. She develops study protocols, maintains research databases, and creates government reports. Ayesha also conducts quality assurance testing, manages device inventory and billing. 


Prior to working at the BRiTE Center, Ayesha completed her Master of Research in Clinical Psychology focusing her research on resilience among individuals along the psychotic spectrum. Ayesha has worked in multiple community mental health centers in various capacities and developed a greater understanding of, and interest in, severe mental illness through this experience. Her research interests include exploring best practices for mental health treatment, and working to reduce stigma.