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Dr Leah Maizey

Dr Leah Maizey

Research Associate

School of Psychology

+44 (0)29 2087 0365
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


Research summary

My work aims to better understand the neural basis of response inhibition and how this can relate to higher order decision making. I am currently exploring the efficacy of various cognitive control training methods aimed at discouraging unhealthy food choices in favour of healthier alternatives. I incorporate both brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques to inform how such training may be adaptive at the neural level.


Undergraduate education

2006: BA Psychology, Swansea University.

Postgraduate education

2016: PhD Psychology, Cardiff University.

2009: MSc Research Methods in Psychology, Swansea University.


2016-present: Research associate, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre.

2010-2013: Research assistant/TMS lab manager, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre.



2016-present: Undergraduate final year project supervisor.

2016: MSc lectures in TMS and clinical neuroscience. 

2016: Rotation PhD seminars in cognitive control. 

2012-present: MSc practical class tutor (TMS safety and application).

2010-present: Internal and external training of staff and students in TMS safety and application.

2015: MSc practical class tutor (MRI safety and fMRI application).

2014: Co-supervisor of two MSc students.

2011-2012: Graduate teaching assistant for level 1 and level 2 modules (Introduction to Psychology and Cognitive Psychology).

Research group

Cognitive science

Research collaborators

Professor Chris Chambers (Cardiff University)
Professor Frederick Verbruggen (University of Exeter)
Dr Natalia Lawrence (University of Exeter)