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I have experience in a range of experimental techniques, including: neuropsychology, single unit recording and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). My doctoral and MSc research has focused on hippocampal function. I have investigated hippocampal contributions to novelty detection in natural scenes (Howard et al., 2011 J. Neurosci.) and the role of the hippocampus during goal-directed navigation. In this latter study, neuroimaging data collected from subjects navigating London’s Soho district reveals that the hippocampus dynamically switches the metric (Euclidean or path distance) by which it encodes goals. This data will help refine computational theories of hippocampal function. My postdoctoral research focuses on examining the role of the hippocampus and surrounding medial temporal lobe regions during navigation in healthy elderly subjects. In particular, I will examine how attention modulates long-term consolidation of spatial representations and how this process changes in old age.