As a direct result of funding from the James Pantyfedwen Foundation I was able to study an MSc in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics, at the University of Birmingham. During my degree, I acquired skills in programming, data analysis and brain imaging. My research focussed on analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data as part of my project titled ‘Differences in circadian phenotype functional connectivity predict measures of mental health, sleepiness and cognitive performance’. This opportunity has allowed me to integrate computational approaches with my knowledge of neuroscience and has solidified my enthusiasm for this field of research.
I will be starting a PhD at the University of Nottingham in September, where my research will involve ‘Combining brain imaging and brain stimulation to deliver novel therapies for brain health conditions’.