Current Lab Members

You learn more about the background and different research areas of different lab members by clicking on the images below. You can also see our current and previous collaborators.

Professor Tali Sharot
Director of the Affective Brain Lab
Tali Sharot is the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow.
Dr Stephanie Lazzaro
Teaching Fellow
Stephanie Lazzaro is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London.
Irene Cogliati Dezza
Irene is a postdoctoral researcher. She investigates information-seeking in typical and atypical brain using psychological, neuroimaging and computational methods.
Liron Rozenkrantz
Post-doc Affiliate
Liron is a postdoctoral researcher in the Gabrielli Lab at M.I.T. Brain and Cognitive Department, interested in cognitive biases and motivated belief-updating. She is also affiliated with Harvard's Program in Placebo Studies.
Filip Gęsiarz
PhD Student
Filip is a fourth year PhD student studying social information seeking and perceptions of inequality.
Joseph Marks
Joseph Marks
PhD Student
Joseph is a PhD student in the Affective Brain Lab, exploring biased decision-making and motivated reasoning.
Chris Kelly
PhD Student
Chris Kelly is a PhD student investigating the influence of cognitive biases on human decision making in uncertain environments.
Valentina Vellani
Valentina Vellani
PhD Student
Valentina is a PhD student in the Affective Brain Lab. She is investigating how stress influences information processing.
Laura Globig
PhD student
Laura Globig is a PhD student studying social information seeking and mental health.
Yulin Wang
Visiting PhD Student
Yulin is a visiting PhD student doing a joint PhD between Vrije Universteit Brussel and University of Ghent, supervised by Prof. Marie Vandekerckhove and Prof. Daniele Marinazzo. Yulin's research focuses on emotion regulation and uses behavioural, physiological and neuroimaging measures.
Isabella De Taranto
MSc Student
Isabella is an MSc student completing the Cognitive and Decision Sciences programme at UCL. She is researching the factors that drive information-seeking choices.
Gloria Feng
Visiting student
Gloria is a visiting undergraduate research intern from Brown University. She is helping to conduct research on information seeking and biased-decision making.
Kristin Witte
Visiting student
Kristin is a visiting student from the Donders Institute in the Netherlands and is joining the lab during for the summer.
Maria Tudor
BASc Graduate
Maria is a UCL Arts and Sciences graduate and is currently a research assistant intern in the lab.
Jingxiu Cheng
BSc Student
JX is a second year student in the BSc Psychology course at UCL. He is currently helping to conduct research in the Affective Brain Lab as an undergraduate research intern.

Previous Lab Members

Former Post Docs

Christina Moutsiana: Now a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Westminster, London.

Andreas Kappes: Now a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at City, University of London.

Kaustubh Patil: Now a Research Fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Centre Juelich.

Donal Cahill: Now at Google Headquarters.

Eleanor Loh: Now a Data Scientist at Deliveroo.

Former PhD Students

Neil Garrett: Now a Post Doc at The Daw Lab, Princeton University.

Caroline Charpentier: Now a Post Doc at The O’Doherty Lab, Caltech.

Sebastian Bobadilla Suarez: Now a Post Doc at The Love Lab, University College London.

Former MSc Students

Eloise Copland: Now working as a behavioural scientist at Influence At Work UK.

Lianne de Vries: Now a PhD student at the Vrije universiteit Amsterdam

Phoebe Chen: Now working as a research assistant at the cognitive psychology lab at National Chengchi University, Taipei.

Rose Cooper: Now a Post Doc at Boston College.

Ana Maria González Garzón: Now teaching at the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota.

Samuel Gibbon

Tena Nevidal

Former Undergraduate Research Assistants and Interns

Phoebe Crosthwaite: Finishing her degree at Stanford University

Josie Munoz: Finishing her degree at Cardiff University

Laura Weidinger: Finishing a Master’s degree at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain

Anna Theresa Eckes: Finishing her degree at University of Münster

Paula Wicher: Now a research assistant at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Jay See Tow: Finishing his degree at University College London.

Lucy Li: Now doing a PhD at Cornell University.

Daniel Murage: Studying a MFA–Fiction program at NYU.

Tara Srirangarajan: Finishing her BSc at Northeastern University.

Lena Coutrot: Now doing an MSc in Cognitive Science at Ecole Normale Supérieure.

Julia Folz: Now doing an MSc in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at LMU Munich.

Lennart Wittkuhn: Starting a PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin in October.

Maria Gädeke: Finishing a Master’s of Neurosciences at the University of Bonn.

Sarah Hadden: Former Research Assistant.

Anja Hallan-Wolff: Studying a degree in clinical psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Molly Wilner: Student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York.