Investigating Decision-making and Reward In Schizophrenia 

Elliot C Brown, Ph.D.
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC)

Department of Psychiatry

University of Maryland School of Medicine


Date: September, 2014



Contact Information


Business Address:

University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC)

P.O. Box 21247

Baltimore, MD 21228



Business Phone Number: (410) 402-7381

Business Fax: (410) 402-7198


E-mail: ebrown[at]





2000 - H.N.C., Computing, Middlesex University, UK

2004 - B.Sc. (with Honors), Biological Sciences, University of Reading, UK

2007 - Adv.Cert., Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

2008 - M.Sc. (with Distinction), Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2013 - Ph.D. (Magna Cum Laude), Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. (Thesis Advisor - Martin Brüne. Thesis title - “Social cognition and schizophrenia”)



Post Graduate Education and Training


2011 - Research Fellowship, Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Belgium. Mentors - Roeljan J. Wiersema & Gilles Pourtois

2012 - Research Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Celal Bayar University Hospital, Manisa, Turkey. Mentor - Aysen Esen-Danaci

2013 - Research Fellowship, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Netherlands. Mentor - Harold Bekkering

2013-present - Postdoctoral Fellowship, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA



Academic Appointments


2007-2008 - Research Assistant, Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Huntercombe Group, London, UK. Mentor - Gianna Cocchini

2007-2008 - Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK. Mentor - Anthony S. David

2008-2010 - Research Assistant, School of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, UK. Mentors - D. John Done, Anthony J. Marcel

2013-present - Honorary Research Fellow, LWL University Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

2013-present - Postdoctoral Fellow, MPRC, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA



Professional Memberships


2011-present - General Member, Schizophrenia International Research Society

2013-present - General Member, The Social and Affective Neuroscience Society

2014-present - General Member, The Society for Neuroscience



Honors and Awards


2010-2013 International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Ruhr University Bochum - 3-year PhD Scholarship

2011 International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) - CEERC-WERC In-Europe Travel Fellowship Award

2011 Ruhr University Bochum, Research School Graduate Funding Award

2012 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) - Research Fellowship for Foreign Citizens Award



Clinical Activities


2007-2008 - Assistant Psychologist, Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Huntercombe Group, London, UK

Neuropsychological assessment and cognitive remediation for traumatic brain injury patients (20% FTE)



Administrative Service


2013-Present - Associate Editor, The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences

2013 - Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer, Czech Science Foundation

2013-Present - Ad Hoc Reviewer: Brain Imaging and Behaviour; Cognitive Neuropsychiatry; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology; Psychiatry Research; Psychological Reports; Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research; Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience.



Teaching Service & Mentoring


2010-2011 Teaching assistant, Statistics for Social Sciences in Undergraduate Psychology Bridging Course, University of Hertfordshire, UK

2010 Lecturer, Topics in Psychopathology ("Cognition in schizophrenia"), B.Sc. Psychology Course, University of Hertfordshire, UK

2009-2010 Mentor for student group research project, University of Hertfordshire, UK; 12, 3rd-year B.Sc. students

2009-2010 Mentor for student research project, University of Hertfordshire, UK; 2, M.Sc. students

2011 Mentor for student research project, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; 1, M.Sc. student

2012 Mentor for student research project, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; 2, Medical students



Grant Support


4/1/2012 – 3/31/2017

Postdoctoral Fellow (100% effort, 100% salary support; PI: J Waltz)

"Neurocomputational and fMRI Studies of Motivational Deficits in Schizophrenia"

NIH R01 MH094460-01A1

Annual Direct Costs: $400,286

Total Direct Costs: $2,001,428






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