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Dr Bethany Coad

Dr Bethany Coad

Research Associate

School of Psychology

Overview

My interests are the neural underpinnings of complex cognitive functions. I am interested in alterations to cognitive functioning as a result of structural changes to the brain as a result of damage or disease. My current work involves investigating the role of the thalamus in memory processes, particually in stroke survivors and adults with Down's syndrome.

Biography

Undergraduate Education

2007-2010 : BSc Psychology, University of Exeter

Postgraduate Education

2010-2011: MSc Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter

2013-2017: PhD Cognitive Neuroscience: Cardiff University

Employment

2009-2010: Research Intern- Exeter Mood disorders centre
2011-2012: Research Assistant, Cardiff University
2012: Associate Research Fellow, Exeter University (Peninsular Medical School)
2012-2013: Research Assistant, Exeter University (Peninsular Medical School)

2018- : Research Associate, Cardiff University (Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre)

Honours and awards

Awards/External Committees

2011: Psychological Research Methods Prize
2011: Deans Commendation for academic performance

Associate Fellow of the higher education authority (AFHEA)

Teaching

Teaching assistant responsible for running undergraduate tutorials and marking assignments - Cardiff university, 2013-2016

I have assisted with the supervision of undergraduate final year projects 2019-2021

Part time lecturer 2020-2021

My interests are the neural underpinnings of complex cognitive functions. I am interested in alterations to cognitive functioning as a result of structural changes to the brain as a result of damage or disease. My current work involves investigating the role of the thalamus in memory processes, particually in stroke survivors and adults with Down's syndrome.

Undergraduate Education

Research Collaborators

Seralynne Vann

Claudia Metzler-Braddley