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Dr Angela Attwood
Dr Angela Attwood
My research interests are in the effects of social drugs and drug-related stimuli, and the psychological and biological factors that underlie addiction and continued drug use. More specifically, my recent research has included the effects of acute alcohol consumption on various aspects of social cognition, including ratings of attractiveness and the perception of emotion in facial cues. We have ongoing work examining cognitive bias to drug-related cues and the effects of attentional retraining procedures on biases and cue reactivity, and I am currently conducting a series of studies investigating the relationship between smoking and anxiety, using a carbon dioxide challenge in smokers. In addition, I have ongoing work examining pharmacological augmentation of cue exposure techniques in smokers.
- Transport Research Laboratory
- Munafò, M.R. (P.I.), Attwood, A.S., McClernon F.J. Effects of varenicline and cognitive bias modification on neural response to smoking related cues. Pfizer Investigator Initiated Research (2010-2012).
- Attwood, A.S. (P.I.), Munafò, M.R., Williams, T. A placebo-controlled study of the effectiveness of D-cycloserine in reducing cue reactivity during cue-exposure therapy in daily cigarette smokers. Global Research Awards for Nicotine Dependence (2010-2011), Project Grant $64,646 (non-fEC).
- Attwood A. S., Scott-Samuel N., Munafò M. R. (2010) Effect of glass shape on drinking rate and drinking topography in social alcohol drinkers. Alcohol Education and Research Council £3,670.
- Attwood A. S., Rogers P. J., Munafò M. R. (2009) Combined effects of acute alcohol and caffeine on cognitive performance and inhibitory control. Funded by UoB, Experimental Psychology small grants £1,180.
I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2002 with a BSc in Psychology. I went on to complete a Ph.D. at Birmingham that examined the effects of conditioning to psychostimulant drugs.
- Research Methods L1, MSc
- Individual Differences L2
- Psychobiology L1, L2
- Neuroimaging and Psychobiology MSc
David Troy - Effects of glass characteristics on alcohol consumption
Emily Crowe - Mediators of multiple object tracking performance
My research interests are in the effects of social drugs and drug-related stimuli, and the psychological and biological factors that underlie addiction, craving and continued drug use. My recent research has included the effects of acute alcohol consumption on various aspects of social cognition, including ratings of attractiveness and the perception of emotion in facial cues. We have ongoing work examining cognitive bias to drug-related cues and the effects of attentional retraining procedures on biases and cue reactivity, and I am currently conducting a series of studies investigation the relationship between smoking and anxiety, using a carbon dioxide challenge in smokers. I am also interested in conditioned drug effects and sex differences in smoking behaviour and relapse.
social drugsdrug-related stimuliaddictiondrug usealcoholsocial cognitionsmoking
- Skinner, A, Attwood, A, Baddeley, R, Evans-Reeves, K, Bauld, L & Munafo, M, 2017, Digital phenotyping and the development and delivery of health guidelines and behaviour change interventions. Addiction.
- Troy, D, Attwood, A, Maynard, O, Scott-Samuel, N, Hickman, M, Marteau, T & Munafo, M, 2016, Effect of glass markings on drinking rate in social alcohol drinkers. European Journal of Public Health.
- Hall, JR, Cuthill, IC, Baddeley, RJ, Attwood, AS, Munafo, MR & Scott-Samuel, NE, 2016, Dynamic Dazzle Distorts Speed Perception. PLoS ONE, vol 11.
- Pechey, R, Attwood, AS, Couturier, D-L, Munafò, MR, Scott-Samuel, NE, Woods, AT & Marteau, TM, 2015, Does Glass Size and Shape Influence Judgements of the Volume of Wine?. PLoS ONE, vol 10.
- Maynard, OM, Leonards, U, Attwood, AS, Bauld, L, Hogarth, L & Munafò, MR, 2015, Effects of first exposure to plain cigarette packaging on smoking behaviour and attitudes: a randomised controlled study. BMC Public Health, vol 15.
- Fluharty, M, Attwood, A & Munafo, M, 2015, Anxiety sensitivity and trait anxiety are associated with response to 7.5% carbon dioxide challenge. Journal of Psychopharmacology, vol 30., pp. 182-187
- & Attwood, A, 2015, PSYCHOLOGY. Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, vol 349., pp. aac4716
- Maynard, OM, Skinner, AL, Troy, DM, Attwood, AS & Munafò, MR, 2015, Association of Alcohol Consumption with Perception of Attractiveness in a Naturalistic Environment. Alcohol and Alcoholism., pp. 142-147
- Abbeele, JVD, Penton-Voak, IS, Attwood, AS, Stephen, ID & Munafò, MR, 2015, Increased Facial Attractiveness Following Moderate, but not High, Alcohol Consumption. Alcohol and Alcoholism.
- Attwood, A & Munafo, M, 2015, Navigating an open road. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol 70., pp. 264?266
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