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Our research focuses on human neonatal brain development. We undertake mechanistic research, clinical trials, methodology development (MRI, EEG and analytical approaches), with a particular focus on infant pain.

Paediatric Neuroimaging

Group Head Biography: 


Rebeccah Slater is a Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience and a Senior Wellcome Trust Research Fellow. She is also a Fellow of Green Templeton College.

Rebeccah studied Physics (BSc) at Imperial College and Neuroscience (MSc) at UCL, and in 2007 was awarded her PhD at UCL under the supervision of Prof Maria Fitzgerald. Since 2013 she has led The Paediatric Neuroimaging Group, which focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underlie the development of pain perception in the human infant. She uses a range of non-invasive brain imaging tools, including EEG and fMRI, to explore the development of pain perception in the human nervous system.

She has published many articles about infant pain and has been passionately involved in science communication and the public engagement of science. She has taken part in numerous discussions on TV and radio, including BBC Radio 4, The BBC World Service and Horizon. Rebeccah is a PI at The Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN), and is based at the John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit.

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