Dr Nils MuhlertPhD

Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience

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  • PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2010, examining accelerated forgetting in people with epilepsy. 
  • Postdoc in the UCL Institute of Neurology (2010-12) with Prof Maria Ron and Prof David Miller, examining brain structure correlates of cognitive impairment (memory, impulsive decision-making) in people with multiple sclerosis.
  • Postdoc with Prof Andrew Lawrence in Cardiff University (2013) examining the brain structure correlates of normal variation in impulsivity.
  • Research fellowships from the Wellcome Trust (2013-14) and Welsh Government (2014-17) to study relationships between levels of neurotransmitters, particularly GABA, and impulsive behaviour and stress-reactivity.
  • Joined the School of Psychological Sciences as a lecturer in 2015.
  • Received the Platform Presentation prize (2009) and 'Alwyn Lishman award' (2016) from the British Neuropsychiatry Association and the 'Charles Symonds award' (2011) from the Association of British Neurologists. Grant reviewer for the MRCMS Society & MS Research Australia. Editorial board member for Neurology (2015-current). Communications committee Chair Elect & Blogteam Lead for the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (member since 2015).

Social responsibility

2016                      The Art of the Brain - event at Manchester Town Hall (part of "Brain Box")
                               Co-ordinator and presenter for outreach event with 5400 visitors.

2015-present          What do Psychological Scientists do? Manchester
                              Discussing careers in Psychology with ~400 A-level students (Organiser & speaker).

2015                      Epilepsy Action Wales member workshop, Cardiff
                              'Memory, stress and research in epilepsy' - (Organiser & speaker).

2014                      Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 
                              Public talk on "The Neuroscience of Stress and Memory, & Solaris (1972)"  

2013-14                 National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
                              Brain Games - demonstrating Cognitive Neuroscience techniques to ~2000 local children. 

External positions

Honorary lecturer, King's College London (University of London)

1 Jun 2016 → …

Honorary Research Associate, Cardiff University

21 Aug 201520 Aug 2018

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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