About Espen

My name is Espen Arizelas Sjoberg. I a PhD student, studying animal models of ADHD. My other main research interests are animal behavior, evolution, cognition, statistics, and philosophy of science.

Outside of my PhD duties, I am a lecturer on Evolution, Behavioral Ecology, and Evolutionary Psychology, and an author of a high school psychology book.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, movies, and travelling. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my fiancée Rachael Wilner, whose company is a lot of fun, intellectually stimulating, and most of all inspiring! She is an art historian, and has her own blog: click here to visit Reflections of a Spectator.


Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
Residence: Oslo, Norway
Contact: espensjoberg@gmail.com


Member of the British Psychological Society.
Member of the Human Behaviour & Evolution Society.
Member of the Norwegian Behavior Analysis Society.
Member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International
Member of the Royal Statistical Society.
Member of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology.
Reviewer for the ESTRO journal.
Reviewer for the Studia Psychologica journal.
Reviewer for the Norwegian Behavior Analysis Journal.
Visiting Fellow at the University of Essex.

Academic Achievements:

MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Essex (2013)
BSc Psychology, University of Essex (2012)
Introduction to Psychology 1 Year Course, University of Bergen (2009)

Work experience:
2015 (ongoing) – Module coordinator/Lecturer (Evolution and Behavior), Oslo and Akershus University College
2015 (ongoing) – PhD Candidate, Oslo and Akershus University College
2014 – Lecturer of Psychology, Bergeland Upper Secondary School, Stavanger
2009/2010 – Research Assistant (EEG) for Dr. Panagiotis Rentzelas, University of Essex.

Cozzolino, P.J., Rentzelas, et al. (unpublished). Liberty threat EEG study. Article unlikely to be published as EEG data was not useful.

See the Publications page.

Conference Presentations and Seminars:
See Presentations page.

Misc. Awards and Accomplishments:
Top Student Lunch Nominee: One of two psychology students nominated for University discussions with the Pro-Vice Chancellor and the Dean of Science and Engineering (Decmember, 2011).

Director and Editor of “Trypophobia Blues” music video. More info see Washington Post article.

Staff-Student Liason Committe Representative, University of Essex (2009-2013)

Academic Mentor for MSc Conversion students in psychology, University of Essex (2012-2013)

Grant awards:
HiOA Autumn 2015 Travel Grant
BACN 2015 Student Travel Bursary
BPS Cognitive Section Bursary 2014
EPS Grindley Grant 2013
BACN 2013 Student Travel Bursary
HBES 2013 Student Travel Bursary
EssexLAB 2013 Research Grant