about me

I am a lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. I also hold a visiting lecturer position at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London. My lecturing is composed of teaching foundation years to MSc level students in psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

My primary research focuses on using neuro-modulation techniques (e.g., non-invasive brain stimulation, neurofeedback) to improve cognition and/or behaviour in individuals with Parkinson’s Disease or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In recent years, my interests have extended to meta-research (i.e., “research on research”) with the view of investigating the quality and rigour of research generally, but I pay special attention to research in psychiatry.

I am a keen advocate for greater transparency and rigour in academic research, founding two initiatives that promote awareness and provide training in open research. These initiatives are The RIOT Science Club and the King’s Open Research Group Initiative. The RIOT Science Club is now franchised to several other universities across the United Kingdom, and is now supported by the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN). I am also an affiliate member of Framework for Open & Reproducible Research Training (FORRT), and co-local network lead for the UKRN at the University of Wolverhampton (and formerly UKRN local lead at King’s College London).

You can find me on twitter and on my blog

Research Interests

Computational an cognitive neuroscience

Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, ASD)

Open & Transparent Research

Evidence synthesis (e.g., systematic reviews, meta-analyses, systematic maps)

Neurological disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia)

Neuromodulation (e.g., tDCS, TMS, TNS, fMRI-neurofeedback)