Prof Jonathan Roiser
Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Neuroscience and Mental Health Group Leader
Current Research and Interests
Our aim is to in understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying psychiatric symptoms. We utilise experimental techniques drawn from cognitive psychology, functional neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, computational modelling and genetics, both in patient groups and healthy volunteers. Currently a major focus of our laboratory is investigating changes in reward and punishment processing and decision-making in depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Prof. Roiser also directs the UCL-NIMH Joint Doctoral Training Program in Neuroscience and the UCL Four-Year PhD Programme in Mental Health. Researchers interested in carrying out postdoctoral or PhD projects in Prof. Roiser’s lab can contact him directly.