Dr Timothy ( Bill ) Budd
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School of Psychology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr T.W. (Bill) Budd is an early career researcher with a strong record of research training and achievement at a national and international level in cognitive neuroscience. He possesses a comprehensive research background in sensory and cognitive experimental psychology, psychophysiology and psychopathology. He holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Western Australia (Awarded with Distinction) and an Honours degree in psychology from the University of New England (First Class). He has 10 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, including original first authored research in high-impact scientific publications.
Through several pre- and post-doctoral research positions, Dr Budd has achieved a high level of skill and experience in research design, methodology and analysis within conceptually and technically demanding research fields; specialising in EEG, auditory event-related potential and functional magnetic resonance imaging research. These have included both clinical and non-clinical research at the University of Sydney's Neuroscience Unit, Westmead Hospital; Macquarie University; Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry, Graylands Hospital Perth and the Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia. Following the award of his PhD in 2000, he commenced a postdoctoral position with the Medical Research Council's Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, UK. This appointment provided him with a unique opportunity to further his skills and experience in auditory psychophysics and fMRI research by working directly with senior British auditory neurophysiologists and psychoacousticians and in collaboration with the 2003 Nobel laureate Sir Peter Mansfield's group at the Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham.
- PhD, University of Western Australia, 1990
- Bachelor of Social Science, University of New England, 2001
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of New England, 1991
- Event-related Potential
I am an early career researcher working within the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. I employ brain imaging techniques, such as electroencephalography (event-related potentials (ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determining the relationship between macroscopic measures of human brain activity and sensory and perceptual processes. The primary focus of this research is to determine the correspondence between key temporal aspects of auditory perception and macroscopic neurophysiological activity in the human brain. The potential benefit of this research is not only to increase our understanding of the neural basis of auditory temporal processing but also to understand the fundamental role that relatively subtle dysfunction in these neural mechanisms may have in a number of organic brain disorders.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
- PRC - Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (CTNMH)
- Hunter Medical Research Institute
Committee/Associations (relevant to research).
- Member - Society for Neuroscience
- Member - Australasion Society for Psychophysiology
- Member - Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank: Scientific Management Committee
- Member - Cognitive Neuroscience Research Panel: National Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (NISAD).
- Member - Schizophrenia Research Infrastructure Panel: National Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (NISAD).
- Member - Research Higher Degree Progression Committee, School of Behavioural Sciences University of Newcastle.
University of Western Australia. (Australia)
The University Distinction is recommended by doctoral thesis examiners and is awarded to less than 5% of PhD candidates following thesis examination.
Young Investigator of the Year
Hunter Medical Research Institute. (Australia)
Neuroimaging Auditory Temporal Processing in Schizophrenia
Hirosaki Medical School, Japan (Invited Lecture)
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Research Methods
- Sensation and Perception
Teaching expertise consists of preperation and delivery of lectures at 1st, 2nd and 3rd year level as well as research supervision at 4th year and cosupervision of PHD students within the areas of cognitive neuroscience and auditory sensation and perception.
- Sensation and Perception
- Biological Psychology
- PSYC1010 - Psychology Introduction 1
- PSYC1020 - Psychology Introduction 2
- PSYC4810 - Critical review of advanced research topic
- PSYC4815A - Advanced Psychology Project A
- PSYC4815B - Advanced Psychology Project B
- PSYC4801A - Psychology Research Project A
- PSYC4801B - Psychology Research Project B
- PSYC4802A - Psychology Honours Thesis A/B
- PSYC4802B - Psychology Honours Thesis B
- PSYC3501 - Advanced Psychopathology and Neuropsychology
- PSYC2400 - Biological Psychology