Elena Gomis-Vicent

Dr Elena Gomis Vicent

Postgraduate Student - Research

Research Methods, Drugs and Addictive Behaviours Research Group

, School of Psychology

Dr Elena Gomis-Vicent is a lecturer in the School of Psychology.


  • BSc and MSc in Biological Sciences
  • MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PhD in Psychology

Areas Of Interest

  • Addiction
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Cognition
  • Physiology
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Elena is currently working at UEL as a lecturer. In particular, she is the module leader of research methods in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Previously, she completed a PhD investigating cognitive and physiological effects of non-invasive brain stimulation in the prefrontal cortex during gambling. As part of her PhD project, she conducted a clinical trial at the UK National Problem Gambling Clinic NHS Trust, and completed an internship at Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Harvard Medical School, in USA. She holds a BSc and MSc in Biological Sciences and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Valencia. Her main research interests involve exploring alternative and cost-effective interventions to improve treatment approaches for addiction. 


  • Gomis‐Vicent, E., Thoma, V., Turner, J. J., Hill, K. P., & Pascual‐Leone, A. (2019). Non‐invasive brain stimulation in behavioral addictions: insights from direct comparisons with substance use disorders. The American journal on addictions, 28(6), 431-454.


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