School of Psychology
College of Social Science
About Kevin Butler
I am a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology within the College of Social Science. Prior to moving to Lincoln, I completed an undergraduate masters degree in pharmacology (University of Bath), a postgraduate certificate in research methods and a PhD in experimental psychology (University of Brighton in collaboration with University of Sussex). I have also worked in psychopharmacology clinical trials at the University of Surrey and as a research administrator and technician at the University of Exeter.
I started at Lincoln in 2015 initially working on a project investigating biological and cognitive effects of early life stress and gene x environment independent and interactive effects on executive function. However, since 2016 I have been working as a more independent postdoctoral researcher within the School and have collaborated with a number of staff on a number of different projects. These projects have largely used my expertise in decision making, risk taking and impulsivity.
I am broadly interested in the application of psychological theory (relating to decision making, risk taking and impulsivity) in order to understand better mechanisms and problems within health psychology, mental health and forensic psychology domains (e.g. addiction, behaviour change).
I have contributed to the design, delivery and assessment of undergraduate teaching (Mental Health and Disorders 1 (Level 2), Research Skills (Level 2) and Psychopharmacology: Drugs, Brain & Behaviour (Level 3)). I also contribute to postgraduate teaching (Research Methods in Perception and Cognition and Psychopharmacology). I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects and junior researchers.
Experimental psychology using cognitive and biological methodologies and approaches.
PhD (Experimental Psychology)
— University of Brighton in collaboration with University of Sussex, 2013
PGCert (Research Methods)
— University of Brighton in collaboration with University of Sussex, 2007
— University of Bath, 2005
Research Groups Memberships
- Klaus, Kristel and Butler, Kevin and Gutierrez, Humberto and Durrant, Simon and Pennington, Kyla (2018) Interactive effects of early life stress and CACNA1C genotype on cortisol awakening response. Biological Psychology . ISSN 0301-0511
- Butler, Kevin and Klaus, Kristel and Edwards, Laura and Pennington, Kyla (2017) Elevated cortisol awakening response associated with early life stress and impaired executive function in healthy adult males. Hormones and Behavior, 95 . pp. 13-21. ISSN 0018-506X
- Butler, Kevin and Rusted, Jennifer and Gard, Paul and Jackson, Anne (2017) Performance monitoring in nicotine dependence: considering integration of recent reinforcement history. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 156 . pp. 63-70. ISSN 0091-3057
- Klaus, K. and Butler, K. and Durrant, S. J. and Ali, M. and Inglehearn, C. F. and Hodgson, T. L. and Gutierrez, H. and Pennington, K. (2017) The effect of COMT Val158Met and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function and the impact of early life stress. Brain and Behavior, 7 (5). e00695. ISSN 2162-3279