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Following submission of her thesis at the end of January, we would like to extend our congratulations to Velicia on her success in her DPhil viva on Monday 16th March! Congrats Dr. B!

During her DPhil Velicia used a technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy to quantify the level of different chemicals in the human brain. Specifically, she was interested in an inhibitory neurotransmitter called GABA in the region of the brain controlling movement. Velicia investigated how motor learning and non-invasive brain stimulation changed the level of cortical GABA.

Following on from her successful viva, Velicia has now left the Physiological Neuroimaging Group to work with the Drake Foundation, a not for profit organisation tackling concussions in sport.  We wish her the very best of luck!