Dr Amy Reichelt

Dr Amy Reichelt

Dr Amy Reichelt


Postdoctoral Associate, 2013 - UNSW

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011-2013 University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
PhD, 2011, Cardiff University (United Kingdom)
BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2006, University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)

Contact details

Phone: ext 58787
Email: Dr Amy Reichelt

Office: Mathews, Room 440

Research Summary

Research Areas: Reward, Motivation, Learning & Memory

  • I am interested in memory, appetitive behaviour, drug addiction and obesity
  • I am also interested in behavioural control and the role of the prefrontal cortex in goal-directed and habitual learning


PSYC2081 - Learning and Physiological Psychology

NEUR2201 - Neuroscience fundamentals



Siette, J., Reichelt, A.C. & Westbrook, R.F. (2014) A bout of voluntary running enhances context conditioned fear, its extinction and its reconsolidation. Learning and Memory

Martire, S.I., Tran, D.M.D & Reichelt, A.C. (2013). Preventing binge eating with deep brain stimulation – can compulsive eating be switched off? Frontiers in Psychiatry

Reichelt, A.C., Exton McGuiness, M.T. & Lee, J.L.C. (2013) Ventral tegmental dopamine dysregulation prevents appetitive memory destabilisation. Journal of Neuroscience

Reichelt, A.C., Humby, T., Wilkinson, L.S., Killcross, S. & Good, M.A (2013) The tau V337M mutation spares conflict resolution but not goal-directed behaviour in mice. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Reichelt, A.C. & Lee, J.L.C. (2013) Memory reconsolidation in aversive and appetitive settings. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience

Humby, T., Eddy, J.B., Good, M.A., Reichelt, A.C. & Wilkinson, L.S. (2013) A novel translational assay of response inhibition and impulsivity; effects of prefrontal cortex lesions, drugs used in ADHD, and serotonin 2C receptor antagonism. Neuropsychopharmacology

Reichelt, A.C., Good, M.A. & Killcross, S. (2013) Attenuation of acute d-amphetamine-induced disruption of conflict resolution by clozapine, but not α-flupenthixol in rats. Journal of Psychopharmacology

Reichelt, A.C. & Lee, J.L.C. (2012) Appetitive pavlovian goal-tracking memories reconsolidate only under specific conditions. Learning and Memory

Reichelt, A.C. & Lee, J.L.C. (2012) Over-expectation generated in a complex goal-tracking task can evoke memory reconsolidation. Psychopharmacology

Reichelt, A.C., Rodgers, R.J. & Clapcote, S.J. (2012) The role of Neurexins in schizophrenia and autistic spectrum disorders. Neuropharmacology

Reichelt, A.C., Lin, T-C, Harrison, J.J., Honey, R.C. & Good, M.A. (2011) Differential role of the hippocampus in response-outcome and context-outcome learning: Evidence from selective satiation procedures. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Book Chapters

  1. Reichelt, A.C. & Dachtler, J. (In press). The role of neurexins and neuroligins in autism. In Fatemi, S.H. & Manto, M. (Eds.) The Molecular Basis of Autism. Springer, USA


Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Grants Received:

  • ARC DECRA - 2014-2017
  • FENS/IBRO Travel grant 2014
  • British Association for Psychopharmacology – Conference bursary for summer meeting attendance 2014 (Cambridge, UK)
  • Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry - Travel grant for APSN attendance 2014
  • Wellcome Trust ISSF mobility grant – 2012
  • Experimental Psychology Society Study visit grant – Study visit to UNSW, Sydney, Australia 2012
  • Universitas 21 Special Projects grant – Study visit to UNSW, Sydney, Australia 2012
  • Brain travel grant – Society for Neuroscience annual meeting 2009 attendance (Chicago)
  • Experimental Psychology Society Grindley grant – Eastern Psychological Society annual meeting 2008 attendance (Pittsburgh)

Affiliations & Memberships

Society for neuroscience, Australian Neuroscience Society, Australian Learning Group, Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry

Current Research Students

Please contact me for potential supervision for honours / masters / PhD projects.

I am also willing to sponsor undergraduate students for summer scholarships.

Other Information


Reichelt, A.C. (2011). Neurobiological mechanisms of conflict resolution and goal-directed behaviour. Supervised by Professors Simon Killcross and Mark Good. BBSRC Case funded in association with Eli Lilly. Cardiff University, UK