I am a cognitive neuroscientist who started out studying pre-clinical medicine at Jesus College, Cambridge, before coming to Oxford to join the Wellcome Trust 4-year Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience in 2006. I completed my DPhil in 2011, and then moved to University College London on a Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. I returned to Oxford in 2017 to start my lab in the Department of Psychiatry, funded by a Henry Dale Fellowship from Wellcome and the Royal Society.
My research to date has primarily addressed the neural mechanisms by which we make decisions. To gain insight into these mechanisms, I have used mathematical models that make precise predictions of both behavioural and neural data. I test these predictions using a range of techniques in both humans and animal models.
I teach statistics and psychobiology to first year LMH undergraduates, and also teach other parts of the 2nd and 3rd year Psychology course in departmental tutorials.