Dr Montana Hunter

Early Career Fellow

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School/Department: Psychology and Vision Sciences, School of



I completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours Class 1) and PhD in psychology both in the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of Newcastle, Australia. My PhD was on large longitudinal study looking at cognitive control and risk-taking in adolescence and young adulthood and was supervised by Prof. Frini Karayanidis, Emeritus Prof. Pat Michie, and Dr Patrick Cooper. Following completion of my PhD, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate with my PhD supervisor Prof. Karayanidis working on two large-scale cognitive ageing projects. In 2023 I joined the School of Psychology and Vision Sciences at the University of Leicester. 


My research looks at the relationship between cognition and brain functioning, and real-world outcomes across the lifespan. This includes the influence of cognition and brain functioning on risk-taking behaviours and mental health in adolescence and young adults, as well as the influence of lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, and sleep on cognitive ageing. The primary methodologies I use are EEG, neuropsychological testing, cognitive tasks, and self report measures. 

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