Nicholas Hoy graduated with First Class Honours in psychology from the University of New South Wales. Following this, he worked as a Research Assistant for the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center and briefly for Curtin University. Nicholas is currently employed as a Research Assistant at the Center for Healthy Brain Ageing. He aims to begin his PhD in 2021, investigating transdiagnostic models of mental illness across the lifespan, as well as the genetic and neural structures that influence transdiagnostic risk of mental illness.