Catharine Winstanley

Professor

Research Interests

Addiction
Behavioural neuroscience
decision making
Gambling disorder
Impulsivity
Mental Health and Society
Neuronal Systems
Neuropharmacology
Trauma / Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury

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Research Methodology

Cognitive behavioural testing in rodents
Behavioural pharmacology
DREADDs
Drug self-administration in rats

Recruitment

Doctoral students
Postdoctoral Fellows

Exploring the neural, neurochemical and molecular basis of impulsivity and risky decision making, particularly as these cognitive traits relate to addiction disorders. Most of the work we do uses rat models of cognitive behaviour, but we are starting to translate our findings into human subjects.

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Need to point out how inspirational and supportive @cawinstanley has been! #GreatSupervisor #UBC

 

 

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