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Dr Emily Breese

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Psychology and Sport Science
Areas of Expertise:
Neuroscience , Psychology

Emily is currently working on a project that explores individual differences in responsiveness to environmental cues that predict rewards, and how these differences impact habitual behaviours.

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Emily’s project is titled Understanding Phenotypic Trait Differences and their Impact on Habitual Behaviour, working in collaboration with University of Cambridge. Specifically, this involves investigating the relationship between individual differences in responsiveness to reward cues and habitual behaviour.

Emily is a member of the Clinical and Wellbeing Group, which forms part of the ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour.

Research interests
  • Compulsivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Habits
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Online cognitive assessments
  • PhD Cognitive Neuroscience, The Open University
  • MSc Neuroscience, Kings College London
  • BSc Psychology, University of Worcester
Recent presentations and conferences

Breese, E., 2020. Piloting, pitfalls and progress: development of an online cognitive assessment battery in Gorilla. Behavioural Science Online Conference 2020 (30 June) – invited speaker.

Breese, E., Thirkettle, M., Roth, I., Heath, C. J., 2020. Assessing the impact of circadian misalignment on human cognition. Behavioural Science Online Conference 2020 (30 June) – virtual poster, prize winner.

Breese, E., Thirkettle, M., Roth, I., Heath, C. J., 2018. Assessment of workers using an online platform to evaluate the effects of shift pattern on different cognitive domains. Federation of European Neuroscience Societies 11th Forum of Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany.