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Research overview

In broad terms, my research is concerned with response control. I am interested in both exploring the neural basis of the control of movement and also in investigating psychological (or 'executive') functions, such as attention, expectation and planning which influence and modify processes of response selection. To these topics, I apply a range of neuroscientific techniques, including psychopharmacology, neurophysiology and analysis of both operant and unconditioned behaviour in humans (healthy volunteers and patient populations) and experimental animals. I am particularly interested in the frontal cortex and its basal ganglia circuits. 

Industrial relevance

Development of tools for the measurement of behaviour in laboratory animals with relevance to psychophamacology of anti-depressants, cognitive enhancers and therapies for neurodegenerative disorders (in particular, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease)

Academic/Professional Qualification

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Cambridge

MBA, Open University

B.Sc. (Hons), Psychology, University College London

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

PVC(Impact & Innovation), University of East London

Mar 2019 → …


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