Jo Cutler

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Oxford


Jo is a Postdoc in the Social Decision Neuroscience Lab with Dr Patricia Lockwood at the University of Oxford. Her research uses techniques from neuroscience and physiology to understand prosocial decisions and charitable giving. Jo is interested in why people are prosocial, which situations make people more prosocial, and how prosocial decisions change across the lifespan.


  • Prosocial behaviour
  • fMRI
  • Psychophysiology


  • PhD in Psychology, 2019

    The University of Sussex

  • MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2016

    The University of Sussex

  • BSc in Psychology, 2015

    The University of Leeds


A comparative fMRI meta-analysis of altruistic and strategic decisions to give

Meta-analysis of fMRI data on prosocial decisions shows consistent, cross-paradigm neural correlates of altruistic and strategic …

Adjusting for Variable Brain Coverage in Voxel-Based fMRI Meta-Analysis

Meta-analyses of fMRI studies are vital to establish consistent findings across the literature. However, fMRI data are susceptible to …