Studying the brain is not just an academic exercise, but it serves our fundamental understanding of the neurobiology of cognition and importantly improves our clinical practice.
My background is in clinical psychology, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging. As a clinically oriented psychologist, I have a strong intrinsic curiosity to understand the neurobiology of cognition and behaviour. Neurosciences and neurology were founded based on single cases of individual patients who suffered lesions to the brain and subsequently developed clinical symptoms. I began my journey with the brain by studying the real brain through post mortem dissections in the morgue.
My multidisciplinary approach to neuroanatomy is at the forefront of mapping the connectional anatomy of cognition to identify inter-individual variability in the structure and function of the brain. I capitalise on exciting new technologies and methods to identify variability within and across populations to formulate novel anatomical cognitive models and improve personalised medicine.
To achieve this goal, my research follows several lines of investigation:
ANATOMY. CLINICAL IMPACT. VARIABILITY.
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Anatomical studies of the human brain to map and validate the white matter networks
Mapping neurovariability to predict clinical impairments and recovery for precision medicine
Mapping neurovaraibility across the whole brain and in relation to cognitive phenotypes and clinical recovery and resilience.
A full list of publications is available here: