Work Experience, Qualifications, Teaching Experience, Student Supervision and Funding


October 2014-July 2018: University of Cape Town, South Africa

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.

August 2018 - present: 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 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

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 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).


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