Dr Sumich is Associate Professor at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in the UK and Adjunct Professor at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand.
He teaches in mental health and research methods and is staff representative for psychology on the school ethics committee. He is co-ordinator for the mental health and well-being and cognitive neuroscience interest groups.
Dr. Sumich has over 15 years of research experience in cognition and the neurobiology of psychiatric illness, including mood disorders. He obtained an MA (I) in psychology from Auckland University and a PhD in psychology as applied to medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, London.
His research interests include the use of neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods to understand the neurobiology of affect and affect-driven behaviours (depression, empathy, aggression) and perception in clinical and nonclinical populations. He is also interested in the role nutrition, particularly fatty acids, play in healthy brain function.