Curriculum Vitae

Current Roles

Post-doctoral research associate with Dr Jon Simons, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.  Since Aug 2015
Currently funded as a named researcher by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative award made to ‘Hearing the Voice 2’, a large interdisciplinary study into auditory hallucinations

Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

Director of Studies, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS), Queens’ &  Robinson Colleges, University of Cambridge (responsible for undergraduate admissions, and for academic oversight of undergraduate psychology students in my colleges)

Visiting researcher, University of Roehampton

Main Qualifications and Education

  • 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
  • PhD (Warwick) 1989, Biochemistry
  • MA (Cantab) 1984, Natural Sciences, Biochemistry

Previous Academic and Professional Career

  • Visiting researcher, Professor Tyrone Cannon, Department of Psychology, Yale University. Nov – Dec 2015
  • Pro tem Director of Studies, PBS at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Academic year 2015 – 2016
  • 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
  • Lecturing:
    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 supervision:                  Second supervisor, from Oct 2016
  • MSc supervision:                 Second supervisor, 2016-17
  • Practical teaching:
    Final year undergraduates – Brain Laterality, 2016
    Second year undergraduates – Assessing Memory, 2017
  • Supervisions:                         Final year undergraduate group tutorials, 2014 – 2016
  • Projects supervision:         2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (with two projects leading to publication)

Awards and Distinctions

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

2017 Association for Psychological Science – Rising Star

2016 Hearing the Voice travel award to the International Consortium on Hallucination Research meeting in Chicago. (£1600)

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

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