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Matthew Nour

MA(Oxon) BM BCh PhD MRCPsych

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry

Matthew studied Medicine, Neuroscience and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He subsequently combined postgraduate medical training with clinical neuroscience research, first as an Academic Foundation Doctor (Oxford), and later as an MRC Clinical Research Fellow (MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences & Imperial College London) and an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry (Institute Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London). Here, he conducted research investigating the role of dopamine in the pathophysiology of psychotic disorders using functional neuroimaging (fMRI, PET) and computational modelling. 

In 2018 Matthew was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to complete a PhD in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at UCL under the supervision of Professor Ray Dolan FRS (UCL) and Professor Zeb Kurth-Nelson (DeepMind). His doctoral research used magnetoencephalography (MEG) and multivariate neural decoding to index the dynamics of spontaneous memory reactivations (replay) in schizophrenia.

Matthew was appointed as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford in 2022. At Oxford, his research will combine functional neuroimaging, machine learning, and computationally-informed tasks to investigate the neural basis of cognitive processes implicated in psychiatric disorders.