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Dr James Ainge


Senior Lecturer

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I did my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of St Andrews and then stayed to take up a BBSRC case studentship to study for my PhD in Professor Philip Winn’s lab. I moved to Edinburgh in 2001 to work in Dr Emma Wood’s lab as a postdoctoral research fellow and this is where I learnt in vivo electrophysiology and where I started researching memory and the hippocampus. I did further postdoctoral research at the University of Stirling with Dr Paul Dudckenko and at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim with Professors Edvard and May-Britt Moser. In 2008 I returned to St Andrews to take up a lectureship and now have an established lab examining the neural basis of spatial and episodic memory.


2008 - present Lecturer, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews
2007 - 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NTNU, Profs. Edvard and May-Britt Moser
2005 - 2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stirling University, Dr Paul Dudchenko
2001 - 2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Edinburgh University, Dr Emma Wood


1998 - 2001 Ph.D. Behavioural Neuroscience, University of St Andrews
1994 - 1998 BSc hons., Psychology, University of St Andrews (2:1)

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