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Joshua J. Chauvin

BA (Hons.), MSc

DPhil Candidate

  • Associate Fellow, Evidence-Based Practice Unit, UCL

Joshua J. Chauvin is a graduate student at the Brain & Cognition Lab and the Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre (CNC) and is currently supervised by Kia Nobre and Celine Gillebert. He is funded by the Rhodes Trust and the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund and is based at New College, Oxford

Current Research Interests

Joshua is interested in understanding the contributions different brain regions, such as the basal ganglia, make to temporal expectation. He is studying this by conducting research on ageing adults, stroke survivors and patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Brief Bio

Joshua grew up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He completed his Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Philosophy and Psychology with Thesis at the University of Windsor. He graduated with Distinction and received the Board of Governor’s Medal in Philosophy for obtaining the highest cumulative average. While at the University of Windsor, Joshua was supervised by Marcello Guarini and Christopher Abeare. After being awarded a highly competitive Rhodes Scholarship in 2011, Joshua completed his Master’s of Science in Psychological Research at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Glyn Humphreys and Kia Nobre.

Other Involvement

Joshua has worked as a research consultant at the Canadian Mental Health Association, and has been involved in a number of anti-stigmatization campaigns in Canada. He has also worked to create two short documentaries, one focused on fighting stigma towards people living with HIV/AIDS, and another focusing on the stigma against sufferers of mental illness. In the mental health field, Joshua is the Executive Director for the It Gets Brighter campaign, and is an Associate Fellow at the Evidence-Based Practice Unit (UCL), where he is working with the Anna Freud Centre.

Joshua is also an avid museumgoer and, as one of the Directors for TalkAbout Guides, is currently working to develop new ways for people to effectively engage with art. His team has been awarded Knowledge Exchange Seed Funding along with a social innovation grant from the Oxford Hub to expand to heritage sites around the UK. TalkAbout Guides has also received incubation funding from Isis Innovation and they are working towards becoming a sustainable enterprise.
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