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Dr Amy Reichelt, PhD (Behavioural Neuroscience,  Cardiff University 2011; BSc (Hons) 1st Class, University of Birmingham 2006


Current: Lecturer, Psychology, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences (RMIT)

2014-2017: ARC DECRA Fellowship (UNSW)

2011-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow (Psychology, University of Birmingham)

2006-2011: PhD (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cardiff University)

2003-2006: BSc Hons (Psychology, University of Birmingham)

I am an ARC early career Fellow / Lecturer in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences RMIT University, Melbourne and I’m involved in researching learning and memory using rat models. I completed my PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience with Professors Mark Good and Simon Killcross at Cardiff University, UK in 2011, and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr Jonathan Lee at the University of Birmingham.

I have a major research focus on the impact of diet and exercise on the formation of memories, and the addictive nature of junk food. I’m also interested in how we can change our existing memories – which could help those affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and addiction.

When not in the laboratory or thinking about matters of the brain, I write for The Conversation, have guest posted at The Guardian. Or I’m drinking coffee and looking at 9GAG. Other interest include travelling to new places, Crossfit, healthy(ish) living, whiskey, and meals composed entirely of cheese.

This site contains general interest neuroscience articles I have written, general thoughts and musings about academia. All words / views are my own and do not reflect anything from my employer.

I tweet here:
Twitter @TheAmyR

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