Amy Walsh

Postdoc

I completed my PhD in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience, supervised by Associate Professor Gina Grimshaw, at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand in 2019. My PhD research investigated the influence of motivation on our ability to ignore emotional distractions, using behavioural and pupillometry methods. I started working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience with Professor Andreas Olsson, and the Aging Research Centre with Dr. Marc Guitart-Masip, in October 2019. I am working on two lines of research, using behavioural and fMRI methods: the first examines fear learning in social contexts; and the second examines the effect of uncontrollable versus controllable stress on decision-making, and the role of dopamine in that process.