About

I am a neuroscientist interested in how different brain regions work together to achieve complex behaviours. I also study how disrupted communication between brain regions leads to disordered behaviour and have a particular interest in the cerebellum.

During my doctoral work, I showed that intrinsic connectivity in a major node of the motor network - the cerebellum - changes through motor adaptation in a performance-relevant manner. I also found that cortico-cerebellar connectivity change during adaptation correlates with how well people retain adapted movements. These connectivity changes are associated with cerebellar and cortical neurochemistry, suggesting a direct link between local neurochemical concentration, functional connectivity and behaviour in motor adaptation.

During my initial postdoctoral training I developed NLP techniques that capture speech abnormalities in schizophrenia and other mental health conditions.

I recently joined the Brain and Mind Institute as a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the contributions of the cerebellum to cognition. To this end, I use advanced neuroimaging methods to image cerebellar circuitry, in particular ultra-high field fMRI.

Interests

  • Neuroimaging
  • Computational Modelling
  • Cerebellum
  • Brain Stimulation
  • Open Science

Education

  • DPhil, 2020

    University of Oxford

  • BSc, 2015

    Heidelberg University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Cambridge

Nov 2020 – Oct 2021 Cambridge
Assessing the ability of transcribed speech data to differentiate patients with first episode psychosis, subjects at clinical high risk of psychosis and healthy control subjects.
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Student

University of Oxford

Oct 2016 – Oct 2020 Oxford
Investigated neurochemical changes and connectivity in the primary motor cortex and the cerebellum in the context of error-based.

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