Dr Andrew Nelson
My research interests are in the neurobiology of learning and memory. I am currently involved in projects testing non-spatial functions of the retrosplenial cortex as well as examining the contribution of the rostral thalamus to cognition.
Levels 1 and 2: I Introductory lectures on biological psychology (PS2017). Cognitive practicals and tutorials on perception, cognition and abnormal/clinical psychology.
Level 3 Final year project supervision on a variety of topics.
1995 BA University of Bristol, History
2003 BSc University of Nottingham, Psychology
2007 PhD. Cardiff University, Thesis: Behavioural and Neurochemical Analysis of Stimulus-Response Habits in Rats.
Supervisor: Professor Simon Killcross.
2015-present: Lecturer, School of Psychology, Cardiff University.
2011-2015: Behavioural Neuroscience Research Group, School of Psychology, Cardiff University. BBSRC and Wellcome Trust funded post-doc positions
2008-2010 – School of Psychology, University of Nottingham. Wellcome Trust funded post doc position.
Honours and awards
2006 Hadyn Ellis Prize for Outstanding Dissertation
BBSRC Research Grant “Stimulus processing and cognitive control by the retrosplenial cortex”.(with John Aggleton, Seralynne Vann, Frank Sengpiel; 3 years from October 2014; £554,000)
Postgraduate research interests
If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.