Curriculum Vitae

  • Current Roles

Parke-Davis Exchange Fellow, visiting Yale University as a Laboratory Associate with Dr Philip Corlett, Department of Psychiatry

Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, working with Dr Graham Murray

Bye-Fellow and Director of Studies – Psychological & Behavioural Sciences,  Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

  • Main Academic Qualifications
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  • PhD (Cantab) 2015, Psychology, with Dr Jon Simons, Department of Psychology
          ‘Reality Monitoring & Hallucinations’
  • MSc (Hertfordshire) 2011, Research Methods in Neuropsychology
  • MSc (Hertfordshire) 2010, Psychology Conversion
  • PGCE (Hertfordshire) 2008, Primary Education teacher training
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  • PhD (Warwick) 1989, Biochemistry
  • MA (Cantab) 1984, Natural Sciences, Biochemistry
  • Main Academic and Professional Posts
  • Post-doctoral research associate with Dr Jon Simons, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge  2015 – 2018
    Including funding as a named researcher by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative award made to ‘Hearing the Voice 2’, a large interdisciplinary study into auditory hallucinations
  • Visiting researcher, University of Roehampton 2016 – 2018
  • Director of Studies, PBS at Robinson College , University of Cambridge 2014 – 2018 (4 years)
  • Visiting researcher, Professor Tyrone Cannon, Department of Psychology, Yale University Nov  2015
  • Pro tem Director of Studies, PBS at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge 2015 – 2016 (1 year)
  • IBM (Pension Fund Financial Consultant) 2002 – 2004
  • M&G Investment Management (Head of Global Equity Research) 2000 – 2001
  • Schroder Investment Management (Fund Manager) 1990 – 2000
  • KPMG (Chartered Accountant) 1988 – 1990

Teaching at the University of Cambridge

  • University Internal Examiner:
    First year undergraduate – Psychological & Behavioural Sciences 2017-8
          PBS 2 – Psychological Enquiry and Methods
  • Lecturer:
    Final year undergraduate – Neuroscience 2016-7, 2017-8
           Neurobiology of Positive Emotion and Anhedonia
    Final year undergraduate – Psychological & Behavioural Sciences 2015-6
           Human Memory
  • PhD supervisor:                  Second supervisor from Oct 2016
  • MSc supervisor:                  Second supervisor 2016-17
  • Project supervisor:           2014-8 (4 years, with three projects leading to publication)
  • Practical teacher:
            Final year undergraduates – Brain Laterality 2016
            Second year undergraduates – Assessing Memory 2017
  • Supervisor:                         Final year undergraduate group tutorials 2014 – 2016

Awards and Distinctions

2017 Association for Psychological Science – Rising Star

2018 Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship (£45,000)

2018 Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre pilot funding for 7T imaging research (£8,520)

2016 Hearing the Voice travel award to the International Consortium on Hallucination Research meeting in Chicago (£1,600)

2016 Guarantors of Brain travel award to the International Conference on Memory in Budapest. (£600)

2015 Wellcome Trust post-doctoral research grant under the Hearing the Voice 2 collaborative award

2014 Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK, travel award to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting in San Francisco (£600)

2011 Medical Research Council, doctoral training award (£50,000)

2011 MSc Research Methods in Neuropsychology, University of Hertfordshire. Distinction

2010 MSc Psychology Conversion, University of Hertfordshire. Distinction

Peer reviewer

  • Behaviour, Research and Therapy
  • Brain
  • Clinical Psychology Review
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • Psychological Medicine
  • SAGE Open
  • Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Translational Psychiatry

Oral presentations

  • University of Hertfordshire, Department of Psychology Seminar, March 2018
  • Cambridge Memory Meeting, Oral Presentation, May 2017
  • University of Roehampton, Department of Psychology Seminar, March 2017
  • University of Cambridge, Department of Psychiatry Seminar, October 2017
  • Yale University, Psychology Lab Seminars, November 2015

Technical skills

Clinical and non-clinical studies: design, ethics approval (including NHS), recruitment and testing of patients (schizophrenia) and healthy individuals

fMRI: task design, scanning, univariate analysis and PPI functional connectivity. Real-time fMRI neurofeedback

DTI structural connectivity and structural scan analysis

tDCS and TMS brain stimulation

Use of Matlab, EPrime, SPM, FSL, Freesurfer, GingerALE, Mango, MRIcron, BrainVoyager and Turbo-BrainVoyager, SPSS