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Adam McNeill

Lecturer in Psychology

AdamMcneill

Adam McNeill

Tel:  01473 338519

Email:  A.Mcneill2@UOS.AC.UK

 

Adam McNeill is a lecturer in Psychology for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. He is an experienced Lecturer having taught in higher education, in a number of disciplines since 2014 at University of Liverpool and then during his PhD at Edge Hill University. His teaching philosophy centres around the student as an individual, engaging in a range of contemporary teaching methods to support student learning, maximising their potential.

Adam is an expert in human neuropsychopharmacology, with a focus on alcohol drinking behaviours and dependence. His research explores the cognitive and subjective processes that underpin the maintenance of alcohol consumption. Adam uses a range of methods in his research including eye-tracking, transcranial magnetic stimulation and computerised cognitive tasks.

Adam contributes to teaching on a number of undergraduate modules including Biological and Cognitive Psychology, research methods modules and supervises third year research projects.

Research Interests

Alcohol consumption behaviours, inhibitory control, attentional bias, craving, alcohol related harm reduction and alcohol and drug policy.

Qualifications

PhD – “Examining the cognitive and subjective processes mediating the maintenance of alcohol consumption behaviour” (Edge Hill University [Pending])

MSc – Research Methods in Psychology (University of Liverpool)

BSc (Hons) – Psychology (University of Liverpool)

Professional Memberships

Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Associate – Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA)

Associate – Royal Statistical Society (RSA)

Publications

Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A.W., McNeill, A., Erskine-Shaw, M., & Heim, D. (2017). Perfect for a Gin and Tonic: How context drives consumption within a modified bogus taste test. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 1-7. doi:10.1093/alcalc/agx084 

McNeill, A. (2017). Inhibitory control is predicted by age of alcohol use onset but not by cumulative alcohol and binge drinking exposure during adolescence: A retrospective study. PsyPAG Quarterly, 105, 26-32. 

McNeill, A. M., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Makris, S., & Heim, D. (2018). Continuous theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex impairs inhibitory control and increases alcohol consumption. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioural Neuroscience.

Conference Presentations

McNeill, A., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Makris, S. & Heim, D (2017, April). Impairing Inhibitory Control Increases Ad Libitum Alcohol Consumption: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study. Poster presentation at the Alcohol Research UK Early Career Symposium and Annual Conference. London, UK. 

McNeill, A. M., Monk, R. L., Qureshi, A. W., Litchfield, D., & Heim, D. (2017, October). Nunc est Bibendum! The effects of placebo and moderate dose alcohol on attentional bias, inhibitory control and subjective craving. Oral presentation at the Lisbon Addictions conference. Lisbon, Portugal. 

McNeill, A., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Makris, S. & Heim, D (2017, October). Continuous Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Impairs Inhibitory Control and Increases Alcohol Consumption. Poster presentation at the Lisbon Addictions conference. Lisbon, Portugal. 

McNeill, A., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Makris, S. & Heim, D (2017, November). Continuous Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Impairs Inhibitory Control and Increases Alcohol Consumption. Oral presentation at the Society for the Study of Addiction PhD Symposium and Annual Conference. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.  

McNeill, A., Monk, R.L., Qureshi, A.W., Makris, S. & Heim, D (2018, May). Continuous Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Impairs Inhibitory Control and Increases Alcohol Consumption. Oral presentation at the Kettil Bruun Society 44th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium. Chiang Mai, Thailand.