Patricia L. Lockwood

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford


I am currently a Medical Research Council Fellow, Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. I am investigating social learning and decision-making with Prof. Matthew Rushworth, Prof. Masud Husain and Prof. Christian Ruff.

My research investigates the psychological and neural mechanisms that underpin how we interact with other people. I use a range of methods including behavioural paradigms, functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain stimulation, computational modelling, self-report and patient studies. My current work focuses on how we make decisions for ourselves and other people and how individual differences in social cognition, such as empathy, determine our ability to do this. I also examine social cognition in patients with Parkinson's Disease and brain injury, as well as across the lifespan.

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