Dr Amanda Wood PhD MPsych


Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Amanda Wood

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


BSc(Hons) The University of Melbourne, Australia
PhD The University of Melbourne, Australia
MPsych (Clinical Neuropsychology), The University of Melbourne


Course Director, M.Res (Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience) - including module lead Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience I, Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience II. 

Postgraduate supervision

Current students


Hayfaa Al Ansari (co-supervised with Professor Glyn Humphreys), UoB

Paras Joshee (co-supervised with Dr Elizabeth Grunfeld), UoB

Kritsian Suen (co-supervised with Dr Linda Wheeldon), UoB

Penelope Hartmann - PhD candidate, Monash University, Australia

MSc (Research)

Daria Makarova, UoB

MSc Psychological Research (Brain Imaging Pathway)

John Patterson

Kirsty Hall

Undergraduate final year students

Amy Brown

Kirsty Tulloch


Dr Wood's research combines neuropsychology and brain imaging. Current projects include:

1) Long-term outcomes of fetal exposure to antiepileptic drugs. Australia-wide cognitive follow up studies, in collaboration with the Australian Pregnancy Register for women with epilepsy and allied disorders.

2) Functional imaging in children.
This program aims to understand the emergence of skills in relation to neural development.

3) "BUBS" - The Birmingham University Babies Study. This study aims to characterise early biomarkers of poor outcomes in children exposed to compromised intrauterine environments.

Other activities

Scientific Advisory Committee, Epilepsy Research UK

Member, Executive Committee and Scientific Advisory Board, Australian Pregnancy Register for Women with Epilepsy and Allied Disorders, 2009-present

Member, Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) Advisory Board, Monash University 2007 – 2010



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