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- Senior Research Fellow
- Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology
- Div of Biosciences
- Faculty of Life Sciences
The rate of premature births is rising in many European countries. In the UK the number of babies born at 22-25 weeks gestation and admitted to intensive care increased by 44% between 1995 and 2006 with a survival rate improvement of 13%. However, little is known about how the brain sensory functions mature in early development and the influence that premature sensory experiences have on their normal trajectory. With my research, I aim at understanding the development of cortical functions and underlying networks using non-invasive brain monitoring techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG). This is a collaborative project involving academics and clinicians from the departments of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology (Prof M Fitzgerald), Statistical Sciences (Prof S Olhede) and the neontal unit at UCLH (Dr J Meek).
I teach as part of the Physics of the Human Body B.Sc. course in the department of Medical Physics and as part of the Systems Neuroscience B.Sc. course in the department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology. I also regularly supervise B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. rotation students from Neuroscience and CoMPLEX.
|2010||Named Postdoctoral Research Scientist||Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology||University College London, United Kingdom|
|2008 – 2010||Postdoctoral Research Scientist||Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology||University College London, United Kingdom|
|2008||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Medical Physics||University College London|
|2003||LAU||Laurea – Biomedical Engineering||Politecnico di Milano|