James Findon

James Findon

Dr, PhD, Mr

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology Education, Psychology
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Research interests

My research interests lie in understanding the psychobiology of neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism and ADHD. I am particuly interested the role of serotonin and its involvment in the microbiome-gut-brian axis in neurodevelopmental disorders.


Biographical details

Dr Findon undertook his undergraduate studies at the University of Kent, graduting in Clinical Psychology and Applied Psychology in 2012. He was awarded an MSc in Neuroscience with functional imaging and tractography from King's College in 2015 and a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology in 2019. His PhD was funded by the MRC/IoP excellence scholarship and a collaboration with the EU-AIMS project. In 2018 he became a Teaching Fellow in Psychology at King's and later that year became a Lecturer in Psychology Education. 


Research interests (short)

James is currently working on research in the following areas:

-Biomarkers (phMRI) and treatment response in neurodevelopmental disorders

-The role of 5-HT in Autism

-Microbiome-Gut-Brain axis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience and Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, Excitation and Inhibition Balance in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Award Date: 1 Apr 2019

Neuroscience, Master in Science, White Matter Integrity Associated with Symptoms of Co-occurring Mood and Anxiety Disorder in Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Tract-Based Spatial Statistics and Tractography Analysis, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Award Date: 1 Dec 2014

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, The Effects of Music Preference and Volume on Cognitive Control Processes., University of Kent

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012


  • BF Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Autism
  • microbiome
  • Biomarkers


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