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Ryan Elson

Research Associate/Fellow, Faculty of Science



I am currently working as a research associate under the supervision of Dr Claudia Danielmeier, Dr Laura Blackie and Dr Kat Dyke. In this role I will be investigating changes in glutamate levels during working memory tasks in individuals with first episode psychosis, and whether these levels can be used as a biomarker for the efficacy of clinical interventions. This exciting interdisciplinary project will involve behavioural methods, neuroimaging including MR spectroscopy, brain stimulation, qualitative methods and PPI.

Prior to this role, I undertook my PhD here within the school under the supervision of Prof Alan Johnston and Dr Denis Schluppeck (2019-2024). My PhD work focused on the potential mechanisms underlying face processing, in particular view-invariant face processing. For this I used a combination of behavioural, neuroimaging and computational methods.

I completed my MSci in Psychology at the University of York on the Neuroscience and Neuroimaging strand (2015-2019).

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