April 2017: I have been invited to participate in the Joint Workshop: Building Resilience in Mental Health across the Lifespan taking place between 25-27 April 2017, in Dubai, UAE. The Workshop is organised by the British Council and seeks to bring together academics from the UK and Iran to hold an academic discussion on Mental Health. To read a news story click here.
April 2017: I will be attending the BNA Festival of Neuroscience 2017, in Birmingham UK, where I will be presenting my collaborative work on the genetic underpinnings of human sensory-motor learning. The work has been conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Birmingham, School of Psychology and Birmingham Medical School.
March 2017: SFHEA Status: Delighted to have been awarded a Senior Fellow Status with the Higher Education Acedemy. SFHEA status is awarded in recognision of sustained record of effectiveness in relation to teaching and learning in Higher Education.
March 2017: Excited to be launching the British Neuroscience Association DMU Local Group, for which I am acting as Local Group Representative (LGR). The Local Group has as main responsibility to coordinate neuroscience-related activities within DMU, and drive plasticity in our National Neuroscience Network
February 2017: News story: A press release written by DMU for a recent colloborative publication in Nature's Scientific Reports, has been made available online. The study has been conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of York and Birmingham, UK. To read the story click here. To access the paper click here.
February 2017: FRSA: It is a great honour and privilege to have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. An RSA Fellowship indicates significant standing in established Society and aims to bring together a Global Network of Fellows aiming to enrich society through ideas and action.
January 2017: AFBPsS Status: Delighted to have been awarded Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) status with the British Psychological Society. AFBPsS status is awarded in recognition of several years of experience and contribution to the field of psychology
January 2017: Frontiers Editorial Board: I am pleased to have been invited to join as a Review Editor the Editorial Board of the Journals Evolutionary Psychology & Neuroscience and Emotion Science
December 2016: New publication: Excited for a new accepted manuscript for publication on Nature Scientific Reports. The study unveil for the first time the role of individual differences in implicit and explicit visuomotor learning and working memory capabilities. The study was conducted in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Birmingham and the University of York.
November 2016: Invited talk: I have been invited to give a talk on the role of cognitive neuroscience in the field of developmental risk and resilience, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2016. The talk will take place at DMU, Leicester on Monday 7th of November at 19:00 pm. To book a place for the event click here
October 2016: DMU SCAN Journal Club: We have recently set up a monthly Journal Club in Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (SCAN). If you are interested to learn more about upcoming events please click here
September 2016: New DMU Roles: I have taken a module Leadership role for the 1st Year BSc Psychology Module: Historical Perspectives in Psychology. From 2016 I am also taking up a new role as Open Access Representative for the Division of Psychology.
July 2016: I have recently attended the FENS Forum of Neuroscience that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark (2-6 July. 2016), where I presented my collaborative research on the genetic underpinnings of children's aversive visual processing. For the abstract click here.