The Rutledge Lab is at University College London and is located on Russell Square in London.

We are moving to the Department of Psychology at Yale University in spring 2020. We are looking for PhD students and postdocs- more information can be found here.

Our goal is to understand the factors that determine affective states like happiness and to describe how these states influence how we learn and make decisions. We explore these questions using a combination of computational models, brain scanning, pharmacology, and large-scale smartphone-based experiments in healthy and clinical populations. We are working to develop a mechanistic understanding of how major depression develops, is sustained, and can relapse.

Our research is supported by grants from the UK Medical Research Council, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and the Max Planck Society.