Zoe Kourtzi is a Professor of Experimental Psychology and Computational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, and head of the Adaptive Brain Lab. Her experimental work aims to understand the role of lifelong learning and brain plasticity in enabling humans of all ages to translate sensory experience into adaptive behaviours. Her computational work aims to develop predictive models of mental health and disease based on large-scale population data. Her work has translational impact in the early diagnosis and design of personalised interventions in healthy ageing and mental health disorders.
Prof. Kourtzi received her PhD from Rutgers University and was postdoctoral fellow at MIT and Harvard University. She was a Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and then a Chair in Brain Imaging at the University of Birmingham. She moved to the University of Cambridge in 2013 and she is the Angharad Dodds John Fellow at Downing College. She is a Royal Society Industry Fellow, Fellow and Cambridge University Lead at the Alan Turing Institute, and the Science Lead for Alzheimer's Research UK Initiative on Early Detection of Neurodegenerative Diseases (EDoN).