Dr Josephine Haddon

PhD Cardiff

Research Associate

School of Psychology

Email:
haddonje2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8379
Location:
Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Research summary

I am interested in the role that contextual or environmental cues play in the   control of both goal-directed and reflexive behaviours. The contextual control   of behaviour has been implicated in a wide variety of situations from drug   addiction to the formation of episodic memories. My focus is on the neural and   psychological mechanisms underlying the contextual modulation of behaviour, with   particular emphasis on the involvement of the prefrontal cortex and hippocampal   formation. In addition, I am also interested in how dysfunction to contextual   processes may contribute to neuropsychological disorders such as   schizophrenia.

Research projects

Nov 2006 - Present: BSRC - Project title: “Actions and habits: the relation   between cognitive control and behavioural autonomy”

Aug 2004 - Nov 2006: NARSAD - Project title: “Cue and response conflict:   hippocampal and prefrontal contributions in schizophrenia”

Conference Presentations

Haddon, J.E., & Killcross, A.S. (2007) The effect of infralimbic   inactivation on the contextual control of response conflict in rats.   11th Associative Learning Symposium. Gregynog, Wales.

Haddon, J.E., Marquis, J-P, & Killcross, A.S. (2007) Prelimbic   inactivation impairs, and infralimbic inactivation enhances, the contextual   control of response conflict in rats. Eastern Psychological Association,   78th Annual meeting, Philadelphia.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2006) Systemic phencyclidine   administration disrupts the contextual control of response conflict in rats.   10th Associative Learning Symposium. Gregynog, Wales.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2006) The influence of motivational and   training factors on the contextual control of biconditional task performance in   rats. Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of   Behaviour: Adaptation in Artificial and Biological Systems, Bristol, United   Kingdom.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2005). Incidental contextual control of   biconditional task performance: The involvement of the hippocampal formation.   Experimental Psychology Society/ Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and   Cognitive Science. Montreal, Canada.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2004). The effect of medial prefrontal   cortex lesions on the control of biconditional task performance. 8th   Associative Learning Symposium. Gregynog, Wales.

Posters and Abstracts

Haddon, J.E., George, D.N., & Killcross (2007) A novel approach to   exploring the exploitation/exploration trade-off in rats. Eastern Psychological   Association, 78th Annual meeting, Philadelphia.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2005). The influence of microinfusion of   D1 dopaminergic receptor agonist SKF-38393 into the prefrontal cortex on   performance of biconditional discriminations of varying levels of difficulty.   11th Biennial European Behavioural Pharmacology Society. Barcelona, Spain.

Killcross, A.S., Marquis, J-P., & Haddon, J.E. (2005) GABAA agonist   injection in prelimbic cortex, but not in infralimbic cortex, impairs contextual   control of response conflict in rats. Behavioral Pharmacology, 16, S27.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2004). The role of the hippocampus in   configural learning: an effect of task difficulty? 8th Associative   Learning Symposium. Gregynog, Wales.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2004). Behavioural control by multiple   conditioning cues: A rat analogue of task interference. Experimental Psychology   Society, London, U.K.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2004). Incidental contextual control of   biconditional task performance disrupted by reversible inactivation of the   dorsal hippocampus. Experimental Psychology Society, London, U.K.

Haddon, J.E. & Killcross, A.S. (2004). The effect of medial prefrontal   cortex lesions on control of biconditional task performance. 2004 Abstract   viewer. Washington DC: Society for Neuroscience, No. 551.10.

Haddon, J.E., George, D.N. & Killcross, A.S. (2003). Hippocampal lesions   disrupt incidental contextual control of biconditional task performance. 2003   Abstract viewer. Washington DC: Society for Neuroscience, No. 938.12.

Honours and awards

Awards/external committees

Runner-up BNA Association Postgraduate Prize, 2005.

Attended reception at 10 Downing Street in honour of the “contribution of   young scientists to the future of the UK”.

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