Neural and neurochemical mediators of behaviour and their role in psychiatric disorders
Work in our laboratory uses behavioural studies alongside neuropharmacological and neurochemical approaches to study the role of specific neural and neurochemical systems in the control of behaviour. We are particularly interested in developing novel models, that can be used in humans and animals, to study the cause and treatment of psychiatric conditions where emotional changes are an important feature e.g. depression and anxiety. In addition, our work is also relevant to other psychiatric conditions including drug addiction, schizophrenia and ADHD.
Public understanding of science
I am particularly interested in science communication work and undertake a number of different science engagement activities.