Dr Caroline Brennan is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Genetics in the School of Biological Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Caroline Brennan undertook post-doc training at the Clinical Research Centre, Harrow, before joining the laboratory of Prof Nigel Holder at The Randall Institute, Kings College London and moving with him to UCL in 1998.

Dr Caroline Brennan research interests are in the molecular mechanisms controlling behaviour and particularly interested in endophenotypes associated with psychological disease, including drug addiction and dementia. She uses zebrafish as a model system combining behavioural analysis, imaging and cell biology techniques in wild type, mutant and transgenic lines to investigate the neural correlates of reward and learning behaviours.

Entitled, Using Zebra Fish to Identify Genes Affecting Psychiatric Disease and Addiction, by the end of this lecture we anticipate you will improve the understanding of how model organisms such as zebra fish can be used to identify genes affecting human drug seeking behaviour.


Graduate Destinations for Psychology:

Although some psychology graduates become professional psychologists, many others go on work in related fields.

A degree in psychology provides a useful foundation for a wide range of careers and employers.

Employers and Roles include:

  • Research/ Academic
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Further education teacher
  • Health psychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Primary care graduate mental health worker
  • Sport and exercise psychologist
  • Advertising account planner
  • Advice worker
  • Careers adviser
  • Counsellor
  • Human resources officer
  • Market researcher
  • Psychotherapist

Employment Stats:

  • Employed (63.8%)
  • Further study (15.7%)
  • Working and studying (8.4%)
  • Unemployed (6.2%)
  • Other (5.9%)