BA, MSc, PhD
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Brain & Cognition Lab)
I am a cognitive neuroscientist at the Department of Experimental Psychology supported by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, and affiliated with the Brain & Cognition Lab (PI Prof Kia Nobre).
My research is focused on characterising & improving resilience to neuropathological conditions, particularly those impacting older adults.
I use M/EEG in to understand the neurophysiological processes that underpin individual differences in cognitive function, and neuroimaging (MRI) and brain stimulation techniques to investigate networks supporting resilience to cognitive decline.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, before beginning the Research Masters programme (MSc Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience) at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, during which I spent 9 months at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) in Wales. I commenced my PhD in 2014 as part of a pan-European Marie-Curie Training Network (INDIREA). During my candidature I was based at Trinity College Dublin, and spent a total of 6-months at the Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre and 3-months at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health in Melbourne, Australia. I graduated from my PhD in December 2017 and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Turner Institute before moving to Oxford.
Right fronto-parietal networks mediate the neurocognitive benefits of enriched environments.
Brosnan MB. et al, (2022), Brain Commun, 4