2010 - PhD Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol
2006 - MSc Substance Misuse, University of Sussex
Dr Irvine has a background in experimental psychology and has contributed to and led major programs of research at institutions including the University of Cambridge. He has worked on projects concerned with the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of appetite, the prevention of cognitive decline through flavonoid supplementation, the neural substrates of impulsive and addictive behavior, and the endogenous brain reward system. Dr Irvine has extensive experience with neuroimaging modalities including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as with the use of statistical packages such as SPSS, Matlab, E-Prime and R, and of statistical techniques including multiple regression, ANOVA, and structural equation modeling.
Dr Irvine has published papers in high-impact journals such as Molecular Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, and Biological Psychiatry, as well as in Appetite and PLOS One. Many of these papers stemmed from a major program of research on impulsivity that he worked on while at the University of Cambridge. He has also delivered talks at various international conferences.
Editing and Reviewing Experience
Dr Irvine is a highly experienced freelance editor, having edited more than 14,000 papers for non-native English speakers, many of which were bound for high-impact journals. Over the past 10 years, he has helped academics from around the world get their work published in journals in a variety of fields, including materials science, engineering, psychology, psychiatry, climate science, clinical medicine, surgery, linguistics, medical and health sciences, genetics, biology, physical sciences, immunology, biochemistry, and neuroscience. Dr Irvine joined Edanz as an editor in 2022.
Dr Irvine's PhD thesis, completed at the University of Bristol, was just under 58,000 words long. He has also produced an ~8,000-word Master's dissertation on substance misuse, for which he received a Distinction from the University of Sussex.