Dr Chris Heath

Director of Studies, PBS

Following training in experimental psychology and behavioural neuroscience as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Dr. Chris Heath was recruited as a Lecturer in Health Sciences in the School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences at The Open University.

At the OU he leads the Translational Neuroscience Research Group, a major objective of which is to utilise touchscreen-based assessment techniques to evaluate a wide variety of psychological constructs across laboratory models and both non-clinical and clinical populations. Recent work has focused on the development of touchscreen-based assessments for motivation, cost-benefit decision making and emotional state regulation and their application to both disease-related and non-disease related areas.

At Cambridge, Dr. Heath has been the Director of Studies in the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (PBS) Tripos at St. Edmund’s College and has supervised and given lectures on various PBS courses.