Key Research Interests and Expertise

My broad research interests are in the developmental aetiology, maintenance, and consequences of stress-related states and personality/psychopathological traits. My current interests examine how stress affects neuropsychological, and especially cerebellar-related processes.

To do this my lab uses experimental techniques and paradigms to assess stress reactivity and cerebellar functioning in normative, high-risk and clinical participants.  

Current techniques and paradigms being used include neuroimaging (fMRI, sMRI), neuromodulation (tDCS), behavioural (eye-tracking, balance and coordination) and cognitive, emotion and motivation paradigms (executive control, emotion processing) in conjunction with biological markers of stress reactivity (e.g. cortisol).

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