I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Imaging (WIN) in the Plasticity Group, supervised by Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg and Dr Melanie Fleming. My work focuses on the role of sleep in consolidation of motor learning/memory after stroke. More specifically, I am interested in how we can improve sleep after stroke, whether improved sleep in stroke patients relates to better functional recovery, and if physiological processes that occur during sleep can be enhanced post-stroke to boost consolidation. The ultimate aim of my research is to help inform and improve future rehabilitation strategies.
Prior to my work at Oxford, I completed my MSc (by research) and PhD at the University of Birmingham, investigating the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on sensorimotor adaptation. I remain interested in non-invasive brain stimulation techniques and their potential use as adjunct therapies after brain injury or disease.
Improving sleep and learning in rehabilitation after stroke, part 2 (INSPIRES2): study protocol for a home-based randomised control trial of digital cognitive behavioural therapy (dCBT) for insomnia.
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