Dr Tim Riley

Department of Psychology

University Teacher

+44 114 222 6565

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Dr Tim Riley
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology, University of Hull
  • MSc in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience, University of Sheffield
  • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Sheffield
Research interests

I investigate the neural mechanisms of action of pharmacological interventions for ADHD.

Specifically, I am interested in how these drugs manipulate serotonin transmission in order to alter the signal-to-noise ratio in subcortical attention systems.

I have previously explored the mechanisms of current front line ADHD pharmaceuticals, and in the future hope to identify potential candidate drugs that mimic this mechanism, whilst providing a safer profile of side effects.

Teaching activities

I teach on the following modules within the department of Psychology:

  • PSY1003 Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology I
  • PSY1005 Psychological Research Methodology I
  • PSY2003 Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology II
  • PSY2005 Psychological Research Methodology II
  • PSY303 Neural Bases of Learning and Development (Module Organiser)
  • PSY331 Extended Essay in Psychology (Module Organiser)
  • PSY346 Research Project in Psychology (Module Organiser)
  • PSY6424 Neuroimaing 2: Brain Imaging and its Physical Foundations (Module Organiser)