Dr Andrew J D Nelson
My research interests are in the neurobiology of learning and memory. I am currently involved in projects testing non-spatial functions of the retrosplenial cortex as well as examining the contribution of the rostral thalamus to cognition.
Levels 1 and 2: I Introductory lectures on biological psychology (PS2017). Cognitive practicals and tutorials on perception, cognition and abnormal/clinical psychology.
Level 3 Final year project supervision on a variety of topics.
Selected publications (2014 onwards)
Full list of publications
BBSRC Research Grant “Stimulus processing and cognitive control by the retrosplenial cortex”.(with John Aggleton, Seralynne Vann, Frank Sengpiel; 3 years from October 2014; £554,000)
Postgraduate research interests
If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.
1995 BA University of Bristol, History
2003 BSc University of Nottingham, Psychology
2007 PhD. Cardiff University, Thesis: Behavioural and Neurochemical Analysis of Stimulus-Response Habits in Rats.
Supervisor: Professor Simon Killcross.
2006 Hadyn Ellis Prize for Outstanding Dissertation
2015-present: Lecturer, School of Psychology, Cardiff University.
2011-2015: Behavioural Neuroscience Research Group, School of Psychology, Cardiff University. BBSRC and Wellcome Trust funded post-doc positions
2008-2010 – School of Psychology, University of Nottingham. Wellcome Trust funded post doc position.