Professor David Linden
Clinical Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
The neuropsychiatric imaging group headed by David Linden investigates the effects of genes (and their interaction with the environment) on brain structure and function and on behaviour. Non-invasive neuroimaging techniques enable us to explore brain anatomy and function in considerable detail in humans, and these techniques (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG)) are available at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) at the School of Psychology. We also conduct interventional studies in behavioural pharmacology (where we assess the effects of drugs on decision making and cognitive functions) and neurofeedback (where we assess the effect of self-regulation of brain activity through real-time feedback of MRI signals on symptoms of depression, Parkinson's disease and other disorders).
Our research is embedded in the University's Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute and the National Centre for Mental Health and receives external funding from NISCHR, MRC, BBSRC and ESRC. Professor Linden's clinical interests focus on affective disorders, psychosis and neuropsychiatry (psychological consequences of neurological disorders).
Further detail on our research can be found at the School of Psychology website.