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BBSRC AFL Fellow, University of Oxford

I am a BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellow and a Somerville College Fulford Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

My research is focussed on understanding the mechanisms in the human brain that underpin learning and decision-making. In particular I look at how the brain weighs the benefits of doing things against the costs, particularly when we are interacting with other people.

I use a combination of neuroscience tools, such as brain imaging (e.g.functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and brain stimulation (e.g. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in combination with 'mathematical models' of brain function. These techniques allow me to explore basic science questions in healthy adults, as well as looking at what causes differences in decision-making between people, and also what underlies disorders of motivation and social cognition.


  • –present
    Somerville Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
  • 2015–present
    BBSRC Fellow, University of Oxford
  • 2013–2015
    Posdoctoral Research Associatie, University of Oxford
  • 2011–2013
    Postdoctoral research associate, Royal Holloway, University of London


  • 2012 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, PhD
  • 2008 
    Reading University , MSc
  • 2007 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, BSc

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    A biological Framework for Understanding and Modulating Apathy in Healthy People
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council


BSc., MSc., PhD.