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Dr Arkady Konovalov

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Contact Details

Dr Arkady Konovalov

School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Research Interests

Neuroeconomics, decision neuroscience, social neuroscience, behavioural economics, experimental economics, social interactions, strategic decisions, reinforcement learning, computational modelling, fMRI, EEG, eye tracking, mouse tracking.

Supervision Style

A supportive and collaborative environment aimed at developing each individual’s skills leveraging a personalized approach.

Provision of Training

I believe in a healthy combination of individual learning and guided training, in order to maximize a combination of new ideas and cutting-edge methods used in the lab.

Progression Monitoring and Management

The progression will be implemented on weekly or bi-weekly basis, to ensure the student’s confidence in their progress and provide the necessary support from the supervision team.


Communication in the lab is based primarily on an online conversation using project messaging systems such as Slack.

PhD Students can expect scheduled meetings with me:

In a group meeting

At least once a week

In year 1 of PhD study

At least once a week

In year 2 of PhD study

At least once a week

In year 3 of PhD study

At least once a week

These meetings will be mainly face to face but also via video chat or telephone, and I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) 3 or 4 days per week.

Working Patterns

The timing of work in my lab is completely flexible, and (other than attending pre-arranged meetings), I expect students to manage their own time.

Notice Period for Feedback

I need at least 2 weeks' notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.