I am a research scientist at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL. I hold a PhD in Experimental Psychology (Oxford), an MSc in Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology (Oxford) and a BA in Linguistics (Aarhus). I have also spent 2 years in Beijing studying Mandarin Chinese.
My research addresses the cognitive and neural mechanisms by which we make decisions – with a particular focus on decision-making in social contexts. To gain insight into these mechanisms, I use behavioural testing, computational modelling and neuroimaging. I believe that a biologically-informed account of human social behaviour is important for advancing our understanding of disorders of mental health.