Dr Danielle Selby
About Dr Danielle Selby
Danielle completed her PhD in the field of drug addiction at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to beginning her doctorate she worked as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS and a Research Assistant at the University of Manchester and Leeds.
Danielle primarily teaches biological psychology and research methods on both the onsite Undergraduate Psychology course and the online MSc Psychology Conversion course.
Danielle teaches across a number of biological modules at both Undergraduate and Master's level. These include Mind Brain and Behaviour and Behavioural Neuroscience (onsite) and The Embodied Mind and Thinking, Living and Acting (online). She has also has a passion for teaching quantitative research methods at all levels.
Danielle supervises PhD, Master's and Undergraduate students conducting research into drug and food addictions.
Danielle’s research interests lie in drug addiction and other reward-driven behaviours, such as gambling and food addictions. In particular, she is interested in how deficits in impulse control can contribute to the initiation and maintenance of drug-taking behaviours, and jeopardise attempts to remain substance free. She is also interested in the role of drug-relate cues in addiction, in particular how paraphernalia linked to drug use may influence attentional processes, craving, and psychophysiology responses of substance users. It is hoped that furthering understanding of the interaction between impulsivity and cue reactivity will generate additional information that may be useful in informing the development of more effective interventions to aid drug cessation.
Danielle is a member of the International Society for Research on Impulsivity and the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society.