School of Life and Health Sciences Aston University Birmingham B4 7ETUK
Phone Number: 0121 204 4168 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room number: SW607
Students can make an appointment with me via WASS
I completed my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham in 2014. Under the supervision of Prof Ian Apperly and Dr Peter Hansen, my PhD thesis aimed to explore the functions of parts of the brain typically associated with Social Cognition, in particular, the ability to infer the mental causes of action (termed 'Theory of Mind').
I then went on to work at the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof Roi Cohen Kadosh on the neurodevelopmental bases of variability in math achievement in children. This is a European Research Council funded longitudinal project in which I am still actively involved, as the lead in the neuroimaging arm of this study. You can read more about this on my Oxford page or on the study specific website.
I joined Aston in 2016 as a Lecturer in Psychology where, in addition to supporting the teaching and learning in Psychology and Neuroscience, I will continue my research in cognition and the brain.
I make my neuroimaging data available, where possible. These data can be downloaded by searching for the article title or 'Hartwright' here.
Differences in social cognitive function across healthy adults #1065 - 03/17
I now also use various preprint services to make copies of forthcoming manuscripts openly available, prior to formal publication, where possible, and where all authors agree.
Hartwright, C. E., Hansen, P. C. & Apperly I. A. (2016). Current knowledge on the role of the Inferior Frontal Gyrus on Theory of Mind. Cortex. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.10.005 Preprint available to download here
Sella, F; Hartwright, C. E. & Cohen Kadosh, R (in press). The neurocognitive bases of numerical cognition in Sharon Thompson-Schill (Eds.), The Stevens’ Handbook of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Fourth Edition. Preprint available to download here
PhD Cognitive Neuroscience, the University of Birmingham, 2014
MRes Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience, the University of Birmingham, 2009
BSc Hons Psychology, the University of Worcester, 2008
2016 – present: Lecturer, Aston University
2014 – present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford
2013-2014: Visiting Lecturer, University of Birmingham
I am broadly interested in using cognitive or neurobiological indices to explain variability in human behaviour
I am primarily interested in individual variation in brain and behaviour, and how we can use the brain to explain differences in cognitive function or ability. I'm interested in questions regarding how and why, for example, Cognitive functions change over the lifespan, and with what consequence (behaviourally and psychologically).
My research involves developing experimental paradigms that can be used to modulate specific parts of the brain, in order to better understand the functions of those brain regions. Initially working with healthy adults, I have begun teasing apart those higher-cognitive functions that support Theory of Mind, giving attention to those supporting brain networks with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (TMS).
I am currently looking for healthy adults aged 18-29 and 60-79 to participate. If you would like to know more about this study, you can read more information here, or please get in touch with the research team via email email@example.com