Dr Matt Owens-Solari
Lecturer in Psychology



  • From 2005 to 2008 - PhD in Psychology, University of Southampton
  • From 2004 to 2005 - MSc (Distinction) Research Methods in Psychology, University of Southampton


Matt started his research career as a Research Assistant at the Dorset Research Development and Support Unit with Professor Roger Baker. Here he worked on a clinical psychology programme developing an emotional processing paradigm. Matt gained his MSc in Research Methods at the University of Southampton, where he went on to win an ESRC-funded collaborative award with the School of Psychology and Hampshire Educational Psychology Service. His Phd focussed on how anxiety and depression affect working memory processes and academic performance in schoolchildren. He was supervised by Dr Julie Hadwin and Professor Jim Stevenson and examined by Professor Michael Eysenck (Royal Holloway, University of London).  Matt then took a position as postdoctoral scientist with Professor Ian Goodyer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge (2009-2014). In this role he tested and developed models of emotional disorder and psychological traits in large longitudinal cohorts. Matt is now Research Fellow at the MDC and Trial Manager for the multi-centre European trial (MooDFOOD) that will assess the effect of nutritional strategies on the prevention of depression.


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Contact details

Internal tel2863
Tel+44 (0) 1392 722863
AddressSir Henry Wellcome Building for Mood Disorders Research
University of Exeter
Queens Drive
Office hours

Tuesdays 1pm-2pm

Fridays 10am-11am

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