I am primarily interested in the neuroscience of self and self-regulation, and how inter-individual differences in aspects of self-control and social cognition relevant to neuropsychiatric disease risk are reflected in inter-individual differences in brain structure and function.
Methods used include MRI and MRS scanning, behavioural testing, genetics, patient-based neuropsychology, and psychopharmacology.
Available PhD projects
- Neural mechanisms of food reward and their relationship to obesity
- Neural mechanisms of inter-individual differences in self- and emotional-control.
- Neural mechanisms of social cognition, empathy and pro-social behaviour in health and in individuals at high genetic risk for fronto-temporal dementia (with K Graham, Psychology & H Morris, Neurology)
Emotion, Social Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics