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I obtained my DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2003 where I investigated visuo-tactile integration in humans using fMRI at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB). I then completed a two-year post-doctoral appointment at the Pain Research Institute/Magnetic Resonance and Image Analysis Research Centre, University of Liverpool, using fMRI to measure the central nervous system response to chronic low back pain and phantom limb pain before joining the University of Manchester as a lecturer in 2005. I have since been a lecturer at the University of Leeds (2013-2021) and am now Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Manchester.

Research interests

My work focuses on the multisensory and cognitive factors underlying body representation and somatic awareness (including touch, pain and itch) in both healthy and clinical populations. In particular, I am interested in the behavioural and neural traits that predict whether someone will misperceive touch using perceptual illusions, signal detection analysis, fMRI, EEG and transcranial electrical stimulation methods combined with qualitative analysis of subjective reports of bodily awareness.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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