Dr Amber Copeland

Department of Psychology

Research Associate

Amber Copeland
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Dr Amber Copeland
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • PhD: Psychology (University of Sheffield)
  • MSc: Research Methods in Psychology (University of Liverpool)
  • BSc: Psychology (University of Liverpool)
Research interests

I am mainly interested in the application of computational models of decision-making that derive from the field of cognitive neuroscience to addiction research, including alcohol use disorder and recovery from it.

My wider research interests include:

  1. ‘meaning in life’ and how this construct relates to patterns of substance use
  2. the development and application of novel quantitative techniques to explore behaviour change more broadly
  3. methodology, reproducibility, and open science.

Although based in the Department of Psychology, I also work alongside the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group in Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research.


Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

  • Copeland A, Stafford T & Field M (2023) A diffusion model decomposition of value-based decision-making in regular drinkers following experimental manipulation of alcohol demand. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, Vol. 47 (pp 75-75) RIS download Bibtex download