St John's College Oxford
Dr Laurence Hunt

Dr Laurence Hunt

Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Experimental Psychology


I am a senior postdoctoral researcher funded jointly by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging. I studied pre-clinical Medicine at Cambridge University, before completing a DPhil in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford from 2007-11. I then moved to University College London on a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, before returning to Oxford in 2017.

Research Interests

My research to date has primarily addressed the neural mechanisms by which we make decisions. To gain insight into these mechanisms, I have used mathematical models that make precise predictions of both behavioural and neural data. I then test these predictions using a range of techniques in both humans and animals. 

My current research interests focus on the psychopharmacology of decision making. I also support other researchers within the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging with computational modelling of behavioural and neural data.