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Dr Matthew Nour
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
Russell Square House
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  • Clinical Training Fellow
  • Imaging Neuroscience
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Matthew studied Medicine, Neuroscience and Philosophy at Oxford University. He subsequently combined postgraduate medical training with clinical neuroscience research, first as an Academic Foundation Doctor (Oxford), and later as an MRC Clinical Research Fellow (MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences & Imperial College London) and an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry (Institute Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London). Prior to starting at UCL, Matthew conducted research investigating the role of dopamine in the pathophysiology of psychotic disorders using functional neuroimaging (fMRI, PET) and computational modelling. This work has been recognised by numerous award, including the KCL Dennis Hill prize. 

Matthew currently holds a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD Fellowship, and is completing a PhD in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience (submission Nov 2021), under the supervision of Professor Ray Dolan FRS (UCL) and Dr Zeb Kurth-Nelson (Deepmind). His research uses magnetoencephalography (MEG) and multivariate neural decoding to index the dynamics of spontaneous memory reactivations (replay) in schizophrenia. This work was recognised by the UCL Neuroscience PhD Prize (Jon Driver prize) and recently published in the journal Cell.  


Matthew also holds additional clinical and academic appointments at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (King's College London) and the Maudsley Hospital.

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Matthew’s work uses magnetoencephalography (MEG) and multivariate neural decoding to investigate how the brain forms rich representations (internal models, or ‘cognitive maps’) of the environment, which allow us to infer relationships between events and predict likely future outcomes. He has a particular interest in how these mechanisms may be implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders. 

Teaching Summary


Organizer - Computational Psychiatry Seminar series (UCL)

Lecturer - Inferential Statistics (MRCPsych Course, IOPPN, King's College London)

Lecturer - MSc Neuroimaging (IOPPN, King's College London)



Retained Lecturer - Neuroanatomy, Neuroscience and Physiology (Oxford University)

MSc Supervisor - Neuroscience (IOPPN, King's College London)

MSc Supervisor - Neuroscience (Imperial College London)


01-OCT-2018 – 01-OCT-2021 Wellcome Trust Clinical Trining Fellow Institute of Neurology University College London, United Kingdom
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