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.
University of Oxford