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Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Birmingham

My research focuses on prosocial decision making. I am interested in questions like why are people altruistic? Which situations make people more prosocial? How do these decisions change across the lifespan?

To answer these questions I use tools from psychology and neuroscience including fMRI, physiological measures, behavioural experiments, neuropsychological studies and computational modelling.

I am currently a postdoc with Dr Patricial Lockwood in the Social Decision Neuroscience Lab.

My PhD research was the social neuroscience of prosocial behaviour, with a focus on charitable giving. I completed my PhD at the University of Sussex with Dr Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn, in the Social Decision Lab.

Follow me on twitter: @DrJoCutler


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Birmingham
  • 2020–2020
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Oxford
  • 2016–2019
    PhD student, University of Sussex


  • 2020 
    University of Sussex, PhD