Joanna Moodie

Research Associate

  • Lothian Birth Cohort Studies Group
  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


My current interest is in characterizing dimensions of the human brain and ageing (e.g. cognition,  neuroanatomy, gene expression, vascular health) and how they relate to each other.

This work is supported by Dr Simon Cox's Sir Henry Dale Fellowship - a partnership between Wellcome and The Royal Society.


2017–2021: PhD in Psychology, The University of St Andrews, supervised by Dr Ines Jentzsch and funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences (SGSSS)

2016–2017:  MSc in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology (Distinction), The University of Edinburgh, Highly Commended Dissertation Award

2012–2016: MA (Hons) in Psychology (1st), The University of St Andrews, The Principal's Scholarship for Academic Excellence, The University Scholarship for Research and Leadership, The Laidlaw Undergraduate Internship Programme in Research and Leadership, Deans' List for Academic Excellence 2013-2016

Responsibilities & affiliations

During my PhD (2017-2021), I had various teaching responsibilities in the School of Psychology at The University of St Andrews, including: Tutor for Advanced Principles of Psychology 1, and Research Design and Analysis 2; and Demonstrator and Marker for Fundamentals of Psychology 1 and 2, Advanced Principles of Psychology 2, and Research Design and Analysis 2. I became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in May 2021.

I enjoy peer-reviewing papers within my area of expertise. 

Current PhD students supervised

Hannah Smith (co-supervisor)