Jo Cutler

PhD Student

The University of Sussex


Jo is a PhD student in the Social Decision Lab at the University of Sussex. Jo’s research with Dr Dan Campbell-Meiklejohn uses techniques from neuroscience and physiology to understand why people donate to charities and patterns in how they give, ultimately to encourage giving. This combines Jo’s strong background in psychology and neuroscience with experience as a fundraiser for various organisations and causes.


  • 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 …