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Dr Stephen Welbourne (BA MSc PhD) - personal details

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Dr Stephen Welbourne

Role: Lecturer (Cognitive Neuroscience)




I graduated from Oxford University in 1989 with a BA (Hons) in Physics. For the next 12 years I worked in the IT industry: initially as a computer programmer and later as a senior systems analyst. In 2000 I realised that there was a limit to how much job satisfaction could be gained from devising ever more efficient invoicing techniques and enrolled full time on an MSc Psychology course at Bolton Institute (now University). My initial intention had been to train as a clinical psychologist, but I caught the research bug whilst studying for my MSc. I graduated from Bolton in 2002 with a distinction, whereupon I registered for a full time PhD at Manchester University, which I completed in December 2005. Following 8 months of postdoc work I was appointed  as a lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

British Neuropsychologial Society

Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Cognitive Science Society

Cognitive Neuroscience Society


BA (1989 - Physics   - Oxford)
MSc (2002 - Psychology - Bolton - awarded with distinction)
PhD (2005 - Psychology - Manchester)


1st Year - PSYC10411 Language and Communication

2nd Year - PSYC20402 Cognitive Neuroscience

3rd Year -  PSYC32161  21st Century Neuropsychology 2008-2011

MSc -  Neural Network Workshop 2009-2012