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Dr Beth Parkin

Beth Parkin is currently a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. At undergraduate level Beth studied Anthropology and Psychology and later undertook a masters degree in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge where she worked developing fMRI assessment measures for patients with disorders of consciousness. 

She values the BASc approach to interdisciplinary study as it places intellectual needs, rather than existing subject boundaries, at the heart of learning. Her work utilizes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to explore decision-making under pressure, and mechanism of human brain stimulation in understanding cognitive processes. She focuses on understanding behaviour in real world contexts and works with sports, business and political groups, with the aim of challenging neat boxes of academia in order to make research useful to non-specialists, Beth also lectures at The University of Westminster, where she contributes to interdisciplinary modules such as Music and the Mind.