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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR 

Cognitive neuroscience of impulse control

Dr. Samantha Brooks is a Reader of Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology,  Faculty of Health, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society.  Her research specialises in the neural mechanisms of impulse control in various psychiatric conditions (e.g. addiction, eating disorders). Previously, Dr Brooks worked as a lecturer for six years at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and co-led the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Group.  Before working in South Africa, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Uppsala University, Sweden, where Dr Brooks continues to collaborate on projects examining the brain processes underlying eating disorders and adolescent-onset mental health disorders. She gained her Ph.D. at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, where she learned clinical neuroimaging techniques, such as structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.   Dr Brooks has published book chapters and over 80 papers to date in high impact journals with a current H Index of 36, continuing to present her work at international conferences.  Her research on impulse control in eating disorders and addiction has so far attracted over 1 million Euros in international funding and collaborations with international experts in the field.

 

MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

Multidisciplinary Research Psychologist

Using cognitive tasks, fMRI, sMRI and Activation Likelihood Estimation (neuroimaging meta-analyses) in eating disorders, addiction, and more broadly, impulse control disorders.

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NEW PROJECTS IN 2020: LIVERPOOL, UK

Working memory processes and  impulse control

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WORKING MEMORY, IMPULSE CONTROL AND THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

August 2020 onwards

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NEURAL PROCESSES OF EATING DISORDERS AND ADDICTION-RELATED DISORDERS IN YOUNG PEOPLE

August 2020 onwards

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ONGOING PROJECTS: SWEDEN, SOUTH AFRICA

Working memory processes and  impulse control

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WORKING MEMORY AND IMPULSE CONTROL IN EATING DISORDERS - MAIN COLLABORATION WITH PROF HELGI SCHIÖTH, UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN

August 2020 onwards

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WORKING MEMORY AND IMPULSE CONTROL IN ADDICTION DISORDERS - MAIN COLLABORATION WITH NEURL GROUP, UNIVERSITY OF WITSWATERSRAND, SOUTH AFRICA

August 2020 onwards

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Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street Campus

01512318776

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