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Durham University

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Dr Joe M Austen, BSc, MSc, PhD, AFHEA

Research Associate in the Department of Psychology
Room number: L43

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Research Interests

My research interests centre on the understanding of learning and memory through behavioural and neural manipulations. I am particularly interested in the application of associative principles to learning in both the operant and spatial domains. My research primarily involves non-human animals, principally rats and mice, although I also investigate the translational aspects of learning between rodents and humans.


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Selected Grants

  • 2013: Durham University 'Enhancing the Student Learning Experience', £7000
  • 2012: EPS Grindley Grant, £500
  • 2007: Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursary, £1360