Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in the brain networks and representations that underpin our we remember and move around the world. What is the role of the hippocampus in memory? How does the brain carve experience into distinct "events" or “episodes”? How do individual differences in how we remember relate to different networks in the brain? Finally, how are these brain circuits affected as we grow old, or in disease?

If you would like to learn more, or check out current opportunities in my lab, please visit the Connected Memory Lab website.

You can also find me on Twitter at @CJHodgetts

Personal profile

Carl Hodgetts is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience based at Royal Holloway, University of London. He gained his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at Cardiff University under the supervision of Ulrike Hahn and Nick Chater. Following a postdoctoral position with Kim Graham at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, he was awarded a Wellcome ISSF fellowship to study the functional role of hippocampal subfields using 7-Tesla MRI at the University of Oxford. He joined Royal Holloway in 2019, where his lab now applies advanced neuroimaging methods to explore how the human brain constructs representations of scenes and events, and how such representations may underpin memory, perception, and navigation.


I currently coordinate PS2061 (Brain and Behaviour), and support teaching on PS3061 (The Ageing Brain) and PS5208 (Neuroscience in the Real World). In addition, I supervise final year projects and clinical MSc projects related to my interests in human memory, perception and navigation.  



I am an honorary research fellow at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Science, Ph.D, Cardiff University

Award Date: 1 Feb 2011

Psychology, BSc, Cardiff University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2006

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ, UK.


  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Episodic memory
  • Visual cognition
  • Functional imaging - fMRI
  • spatial navigation
  • individual differences
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging - dMRI
  • Similarity