Dr Angharad Williams

Dr Angharad Williams

Research Associate

School of Psychology

Research summary

Characterising brain network differences during scene  perception and memory in young adult APOE-ε4 carriers: multi-modal imaging in  ALSPAC (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children).

Professor  Kim Graham and Professor Andrew Lawrence

Teaching summary

2017: fMRI Neurofeedback Practical & Journal Club Tutor (Clinical Neuroimaging  Research), Neuroimaging Methods & Applications MSc, CUBRIC
2016: Journal Club Tutor (Clinical Neuroimaging Research), Neuroimaging  Methods & Applications MSc, CUBRIC
2015-present: Postgraduate student supervision
2014-present: Associate Fellow of the  Higher Education Academy (HEA)
2012-2015: Postgraduate Teaching  Representative, Teaching and Learning Committee
2013-2015: EEG laboratory demonstrations, Neuroimaging  Methods & Applications MSc, CUBRIC
2012-2015: Postgraduate Tutor
2012-2013:  Postgraduate Practical Assistant (Context Dependent Memory)

Undergraduate education

2008-2012: BSc Applied Psychology 1st class honours,  Cardiff University

Postgraduate education

2012-2016: PhD Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, Cardiff  University
'Electrophysiological indices of preparation  and behavioural performance measures for episodic memory retrieval’

Supervisors:  Professor Edward Wilding and Dr Lisa Evans

Employment

2015-2016: Research Assistant in Neuroimaging, CUBRIC, Cardiff University
PI: Professor David Linden

2011:  Psychology Research Assistant, Ty Catrin Low Secure Specialist Personality  Disorder Unit (Pastoral Healthcare Ltd), and the Wales Applied Risk Research  Network (WARRN), Ely, Cardiff
PIs:  Professor Nicola Gray and Professor Robert Snowden

Honours and awards

Awards/external committees

2015: Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) International  Conference Bursary
2014: Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant
2014: Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Grindley Grant for Conference  Attendance
2013-2015: Cardiff Psychology Research Committee Travel Grants
2012-2015:  School of Psychology, Cardiff University, 3-year PhD Scholarship
2011:  Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) bursary, Cardiff  University

Research topics and related papers

Scene  perception and memory
APOE-ε4
Multi-modal  imaging

Cognitive  control operations
Models  of memory
Episodic  memory cues
Task-switching
EEG  and ERPs
Bayesian  statistics

Real-time  fMRI neurofeedback for addiction
Motor  neurorehabilitation

Funding

2017: Medical Research Council (MRC)

2015-2016:  The European Commission (www.braintrainproject.eu), and the Medical Research  Council (MRC) Confidence in Concept Scheme

Research group

Professor Kim Graham
Professor Andrew Lawrence
Dr Carl Hodgetts
Chiara  Caldinelli

Research collaborators

Professor Edward Wilding
Dr Lisa Evans
Dr Jane Herron
Dr Amie Doidge
Professor David Linden
Dr Leena Subramanian
Dr Joseph Whittaker
David  Mehler

Media activities

2016: Neurofeedback protocol filming for a BBC Wales  documentary on Wales' relationship with alcohol, 'Do I Drink Too Much?’

2015: NCMH blog 'Real-time fMRI neurofeedback as a treatment  tool for alcohol dependence’