About me

At school I was very impressed by Freud's lectures and Totem and Taboo lying around the local library and this morphed into writing my PhD thesis on cognitive control and related changes in event-related potentials, amplitude and phase-locking in the EEG.

After my PhD I took some time to attempt to alleviate a little of my maths deficiency at Utrecht University (which I found had mostly extremely good courses and teachers) while oddjobbing at analyzing electrocorticogram data taken from epilepsy patients before surgery. I then combined various postdoc positions spread over various institutes, where I was able to learn about and (I hope) start contributing to fMRI research and genetics analyses on schizophrenia; automatic processes and implicit measures; experimental interventions for addiction; freezing; and research related to military mental health care. I worked as a Senior Lecturer for a few years after that, where I developed and taught modules on e.g. statistics, biological psychology and technology in psychology; and subsequently as an Impact Assessment Fellow focused on identifying and evidencing societal benefits of academic research. I translated some of my experiences into a paper on questionable "extractive" practices in academia that I felt might be useful for people like me, earlier on in their career.

I subsequently built on my research background to further develop and expand lines of research on the interaction between emotion, motivation and cognitive control and its relationship to mental health. This has centrally involved trying to find some solid ground in the field of implicit measures and effects of emotional stimuli on cognition (see Research Notes).

I now work in the private sector, next to continued curiosity-driven projects.

Email: thomasgladwin@hotmail.com
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