Dr Tim Riley

Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2LT
Tel:  +44 (0)114 2226565
Email:  T.B.Riley@Sheffield.ac.uk


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.


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

  • PSY1003 Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology I
  • PSY1005 Psychological Research Methodology I
  • PSY259 Critical Skills for Psychologists II (Module Organiser)
  • PSY303 Neural Bases of Learning and Development (Module Organiser)
  • PSY331 Extended Essay in Psychology
  • PSY346 Research Project in Psychology
  • PSY6424 Neuroimaing 2: Brain Imaging and its Physical Foundations (Module Organiser)


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