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Three new PhD students join the team

Posted on 28 September 2017

Amanda Hickey, Amanda Olsson and Tom Hunter have join the SLAM Lab as PhD students

Three new PhD students have joined the SLAM Lab: 

Amanda Hickey: Amanda completed her degree in Psychology at 'Bangor University' before training to be a primary school teacher in London.  She then worked as a mainstream teacher for two years until moving into special educational needs teaching, during which Amanda completed her MSc at 'UCL Institute of Education' in Developmental and Educational Psychology. 

Amanda Olsson: Originally from Sweden, Amanda moved to York in 2013 to pursue a bachelors degree in psychology. Wanting to focus more on research she decided to extend her degree with an integrated master in neuroscience and neuroimaging. Her master project, supervised by Elisabeth Jefferies and Jonathan Smallwood, used fMRI to explore how the brain at rest and different types of memory interacts. During her degree she was involved with several projects as a research assistant for Lisa Henderson and after graduating in 2017, she started her PhD, with Lisa Henderson and Gareth Gaskell, exploring the relationship between sleep and word learning in children with and without dyslexia.

Tom Hunter: Tom graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, then moved to Cardiff to work with Prof Penny Lewis on a project involving targeted memory reactivation in slow-wave sleep and rapid eye-movement sleep. I am currently doing a 1+3 at the University of York. After completion of an MA in Social Research, I will be looking at the effect of CPAP therapy on memory consolidation and sleep architecture in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome under the supervision of Prof Gareth Gaskell, Dr Lisa Henderson and Dr John White.