Work Experience, Qualifications, Teaching Experience, Student Supervision and Funding
August 2020 - present: Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool UK
Active international research with Sweden and South Africa, and various grant applications in process.Teaching on the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme (2nd and 3rd years), and on the MSc Brain and Behaviour programme. Leader of BSc 2nd year Cognitive and Biological Psychology module; Leader of MSc Cognitive Neuroscience module. Research activities include dissertation supervision, and currently collecting data on neural processes of impulse control associated with working memory - appetite disorders and responses to COVID-19 lockdown
August 2018 - July 2020: Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Teaching on the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme (2nd and 3rd years), and on the MSc Brain and Behaviour programme. Leader of BSc 2nd year Cognitive and Biological Psychology module; Leader of MSc Cognitive Neuroscience module. Research activities include dissertation supervision, and currently collecting data on neural processes of impulse control associated with working memory - appetite disorders and responses to COVID-19 lockdown
September 2014-July 2018: Cape Town, South Africa - Senior Lecturer
Co-leader of the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Group at the University of Cape Town, supervision of honours and post-graduate students, leading brain imaging studies examining the neural processes of alcohol use disorder, anxiety disorders and cognitive deficits.
September 2010-2012: Dept. of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, Sweden
Neural processes associated with biomarkers of early risk for eating disorders in adolescents in Uppsala Lån, Sweden. In addition, meta-analyses of brain imaging studies of eating disorders.
September 2012-2014: Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Neural processes of appetite control deficits in addiction (methamphetamine use disorder). Utilising working memory training to improve impulse control for inpatients being treated for addiction.
January 2005 - June 2010: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK
Examining the neural processes of eating disorder symptomatology in adults with chronic anorexia nervosa
September 2002 - June 2004: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK
MSc Neuroscience. Dissertation project focused on cognitive-emotion interaction in people with anorexia nervosa: an experimental investigation using a subliminal working memory paradigm
September 2000 - June 2001: University of Greenwich, London UK
Post-graduate certificate in Education: Post-compulsory Education and Training, specialising in psychology
September 2011: Uppsala University, Sweden
Pedagogy course required to lecture at university in Sweden
September 1996 - June 1999: University of Greenwich, London UK
BSc (Hons) Psychology, with Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society (gained Chartered Experimental Psychologist Status in 2011).
OTHER EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
May 2001 - July 2007:
Epping Forest College of Further Education - Psychology Lecturer and joint team leader.
August 2007 - July 2008:
Aetiology and Ethnicity in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (AESOP) - Research Assistant, Institute of Psychiatry, KCL
August 2008 - August 2010:
Research Assistant, Academic Dept of Diabetes Research, King's College Hospital, UK
British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN)
British Psychological Society (BPS Chartered: 109734)
Cortex Club South Africa
Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA: 0149527)
Liverpool Neuroscience Group (LNG)
Neuropsychoanalytic Society (NPSA)
South African Neuroscience Society (SANS)
School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
Department of Neurosicence, Uppsala University, Sweden
NeuRL Group, Department of Psychology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa