Cognitive neuroscientist conducting research in disorders of compulsive consumption - Gut Hormones in Addiction (GHADD). Much of this research is early phase translational experimental medicine - mapping the profile and potential efficacy of medications to modulate brain and behavioural markers in these disorders. Developing key methodologies that particularly exploit cognitive, reward and implicit motivational processes in these disorders - targets for future medication development. Valuable experience working in the pharma industry on early phase translational experimental medicine studies as a cognitive neuroscientist. Based at the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Division of Brain Sciences.
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et al., Naltrexone differentially modulates the neural correlates of motor impulse control in abstinent alcohol-dependent and poly-substance dependent individuals, European Journal of Neuroscience, ISSN:0953-816X
et al., 2018, Shared and divergent neural reactivity to non-drug operant response outcomes in current smokers and ex-smokers, Brain Research, Vol:1680, ISSN:0006-8993, Pages:54-61
et al., 2018, Naltrexone ameliorates functional network abnormalities in alcohol-dependent individuals, Addiction Biology, Vol:23, ISSN:1355-6215, Pages:425-436
et al., 2018, Smokers and ex-smokers have shared differences in the neural substrates for potential monetary gains and losses, Addiction Biology, Vol:23, ISSN:1355-6215, Pages:369-378