Dr. Paul Mullins

Reader/Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1248 383631
Fax: +44 (0) 1248 38 2599




BSc (Hons) James Cook University, Queensland

PhD, University of Queensland

Dr Paul Mullins is a member of the Clinical, Health, & Behavioural Psychology research group.

Research Interests


Currently the Director of the Bangor Imaging Centre, Dr Mullins liaises with researchers from the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences on study design, data acquisition and processing and resources available to help with their research questions, his aim is to build a world-class centre for neuroimaging research in North Wales.

Actively involved in research using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to measure neurochemistry in central nervous system function, Dr Mullins' research primarily focuses on measuring functional dynamics of the neurotransmitters Glutamate and GABA in response to external and internal stimuli. In addition to developing functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fMRS), he has research programs applying neuroimaging and MRS in chronic pain, ageing and dementia, and recently mindfulness. Working with colleagues in the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences Dr Mullins is also interested in the physiological affects of hypoxia on the brain. Most recently work has focused on the simultaneous acquisition of MRS with other measures of neural activity such as EEG and BOLD to better elucidate the neurochemical correlates of neuronal activity.


Please visit the publications page of Dr. Paul Mullins to view recent publications

Bangor Imaging Unit

A research dedicated MRI and EEG facility in the Psychology department: http://biu.bangor.ac.uk/index.php.en