Neuroanatomy from Klingler to neuroimaging

Klingler dissection, 2018

Zurich White Matter Microdissection Course

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London Neuroanatomy & Tractography course

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Munich Brain Course

As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, I am a well-credentialed, experienced (>1k hours) teacher and module leader, able to deliver high-quality content in the context of higher education and public  outreach projects.

I have developed an open science state-of-the-art digital research infrastructure through my YouTube Partner channel, which has>1.6k followers. My team uses the platform as a vehicle to host journal clubs, talks, and develop international collaborations. My aim is to positively impact neuroscience teaching and freely share science education.



University of Bordeaux, EMN International Master, model leader Neuroimaging (3 ECTS)

King's College London, MSc Neuroscience, module co-leader Neuroimaging

University of Greenwich, BSc Applied Psychology, module leader Applied Clinical Neuropsychology



Neuroanatomy and Tractography workshop. Organiser: Stephanie Forkel & Adrian Danek. Currently in development thanks to generous funding from the Excellence Initiatives at the University of Bordeaux and Ludwig Maximilian University Munich. Starting in 2022

#Neuroccino - Last week in science. Organiser: Stephanie Forkel & Michel Thiebaut de Schotten. Online zoom event, Every Monday morning at 9:30 am.

#CNScomms: BSAF SI The structural connectivity of the cerebral cortex. Organiser: Stephanie Forkel & Lauren Thiebaut, speaker: Hiromasa Takemura, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten and the authors in the Special Issue. Online zoom event, 12-13th November 2020.

#CNSmovie: The 5th dementia. Organiser: Stephanie Forkel, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Lauren Thiebaut, speaker: Serene Meshel-Dillman. Online zoom event, 22nd October 2020.

#CNStalk: The use and misuse of in silico lesion mapping. Organiser: Stephanie Forkel, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Lauren Thiebaut, speaker: Parashkev Nachev. Online zoom event, 1st October 2020.

#CNSmovie: My Love Affair of the Brain The Life and Science of Dr Marian Diamond. Founder and organiser: Stephanie Forkel, Henrietta Howells & Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, speaker: Gary Weimberg. Online zoom event, 27th August 2020.


#CNSdebate: This house believes that Russia contributed the most to Aphasiology. Founder and organiser: Stephanie Forkel, Henrietta Howells & Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, speaker: Olga Dragoy, Leo Bonilha. Online zoom event, 23rd July 2020.


The Human Connectome in Light of Evolution. Co-organiser: Stephanie Forkel. Organization of Human Brain Mapping Symposium, online, 3rd July 2020.

Brain Parcellation and functional territories. Co-organiser: Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Sarah Genon, Stephanie Forkel. Organization of Human Brain Mapping Educational Course, online, 15th July 2020.

National Postdoc Meeting: Changing postdoc culture. Founder and organiser: Stephanie Forkel with the #LondonPostdoc network. University of London, London, 13th September 2019.

The impact of White Matter Anatomy for Brain tumor and Epilepsy surgery. Faculty member. Course Director: Niklaus Krayenbühl, Anatomical Institute University of Zurich, January 16th – 18th, 2019.

Connectional Anatomy Workshop. Gordon Museum of Pathology at King’s College London. Co-ordinator with Marco Catani and Flavio Dell’Acqua. 26th-28th February 2018.

The impact of White Matter Anatomy for Brain tumor and Epilepsy surgery. Faculty member. Course Director: Niklaus Krayenbühl, Anatomical Institute University of Zurich, January 17th – 19th, 2018.

Brainhack London, Gordon Museum of Pathology. Host and coordinator with Ahmad Beyh and Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, September 25th – 27th 2017.

8th Istanbul Microneurosurgery Course. Faculty member. Course Directors: Ugur Türe and Gazi Yasargil, Yeditepe University, School of Medicine, Istanbul, June 11 – 16, 2017

Neuroanatomy & Tractography Workshops at King’s College London. Co-ordinator with Marco Catani, Flavio Dell’Acqua, and Michel Thiebaut de Schotten. 2009 – 2017.

Clinical Neuroanatomy Seminars at King’s College London. Founding member and co-ordinator of >40 monthly lecture series and online teaching content, 2009 – 2017

Workshop: tractography-based dissections of language networks at the 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Llandudno, United Kingdom, 16 -18 Oct, 2016. Organiser with Naianna Robertsson, Claudia Cramer and Henrietta Howells. Forkel SJ, Robertsson N, Cramer C and Howells H (2016). Workshop: tractography-based dissections of language networks. Front. Psychol. Conference Abstract: 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00118

The John Marshall Debate at the British Neuropsychology Society at University College London. Chaired by Aikaterini Fotopoulou and Paul Jenkinson with motions from Marco Catani, Stephanie Forkel vs. Michael Kopelman and Oliver Turnbull, November 2015.


International School of Clinical Neuroanatomy. Faculty member and course directors: Stephanie Forkel, Marco Catani, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten. Sicily, Italy, 2014-2015.



PSY 7113J Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior. Clinical PhD class, The City College CUNY, US

In this lecture, I discuss the basics of neuroimaging and how we can use these methods to study behaviour. 

Life in Academia - tutorial, Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience module, MSc Psychology, Padua University, Italy

This interactive tutorial is part of the Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience module of the Master course. I discuss with students what my experience has been of life in academia and answer their questions. 

Language & Aphasia, BSc Neuroscience, Dept. of Psychology at Columbia University, US

This course is designed to teach the brain-behaviour relationship through lesion and single case studies. 

The lecture is available on YouTube: 

Heroes and Villains: Psychology of Comic Books, BA Psychology, Caldwell University, US

In this lecture, students were introduced to technological advances in brain-computer-interface and brain-enhancement techniques that have been displayed in graphic novels and comic books. We discussed the scientific origin of these techniques, the real-world applications of them, and possible ethical and biological obstacles for their realization.

3D printing as a neuroscience tool, Synthetic Anatomy, King's College London, UK

The aim of the module is to explore anatomical structure in a choice of possible contexts: development, evolution, structure and function. Students will work on a pre-selected anatomical structural series or group of related structures in small groups. Groups will comprise collaborative teams of students from Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences overseen by a designated tutor. Each group will 3D print anatomical components from image databases, 3D scans or designs and explore their anatomical significance through a co-designed webpage.

Research Carousel sessions, BSc Psychology, King's College London, UK

In this interactive series of lectures, we introduce students to various neuroimaging methods and work through examples together with the students to reach an understanding of the potential benefits of one method over another, any issues (ethical, practical, or methodological) of using this technique, and what types of research these technologies can be used for.


Stroke and the impacts on cognition, MSc Neuroimaging, King's College London, UK.

This lecture looks at the risk factors, causes and consequences of stroke from a medical and neuropsychological angle. 

Neuroanatomy, MSc Mental Health Studies, King’s College London, UK.

Equipping students with knowledge within the field of Mental Health and with the opportunity to examine
one area further through both theoretical and empirical research.


A systematic review on autism neuroimaging, Psychiatry Research, King’s College London, UK.

SSC Psychiatry Research aims to introduce medical students to the excitement and challenges of academic research in psychiatry.


Neuroanatomy of language and language disorder, Intercalated BSc Cognitive Neuropsychology, King’s College London, UK.

The aim of the iBSc is to provide medical students with an in-depth, critical understanding of research, theory and empirical findings in psychology. Involved in lecturing, and examination.


Neuroimaging, BSc Psychology, King’s College London, UK.

This interactive lecture was the first to introduce students to the breadth of neuroimaging sciences and interactively involve them in testing fMRI paradigms in the classroom.

Applied Clinical Neuropsychology, BSc Psychology, Greenwich University, UK.

In this module, I was teaching a series of 11 lectures covering diverse topics such as executive functions, memory, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, and forensic psychology.


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