I am a cognitive neuroscientist with interests in memory, object perception and the medial temporal lobes.
My work has primarily involved studying the effects on memory of brain lesions in patients. A number of
these studies have focused on the effect of selective lesions to the hippocampus and can be found in my
list of publications.
- studying forgetting associated with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy over short and long time periods and how this relates to structural changes to the hippocampus and seizure activity (with
John Downes and
Gus Baker, University of Liverpool, and Heather Wilkinson University of Chester.)
- using fMRI to investigate whether the hippocampus is engaged to the same extent when encoding and retrieving associations between information of the same kind (face-face pairs) and associations between information of different kinds (face-laugh pairs) (with Brenda Milner and Joelle Crane, Montreal Neurological Institute)
- using fMRI to investigate whether the human perirhinal cortex is involved in integration of visual and tactile information
about objects (with Cathy Price and Julia Hocking, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, UCL).
I have held post-doctoral research positions at St Andrews, Durham and Sheffield Universities and was a lecturer at Liverpool
University until December 2005. Although currently taking a career break, I am an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, University of Liverpool and was an Associate Lecturer (Biological Psychology) for the Open University (South East region) during 2010 and 2011.
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