Hello,

Welcome to Dr Gemma Learmonth’s research website. Please follow the links above to find my published articles, talks, posters and student projects that we are working on.

I am currently a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow based at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology at The University of Glasgow. I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Dec 2016, and was awarded an MSc in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Edinburgh in 2012. My research interests include visuospatial attention, pseudoneglect, cognitive aging, laterality, stroke rehabilitation, non-invasive brain stimulation (mainly tDCS), EEG and neurofeedback.

I am working on a few research strands at present:

  1. I am Chief Investigator for the BRAVAS-2 trial. In this trial I am investigating rhythmic neural activity in patients with visual and/or attention disturbance after stroke (hemianopia & hemispatial neglect). We are currently recruiting patients across NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire.
  2. I am also interested in lateralised biases of visuospatial attention (pseudoneglect), age-related changes in pseudoneglect, and the “real-world” consequences of spatial biases (e.g. in driving behaviour and object avoidance).
  3. Placebo effects associated with non-invasive brain stimulation (mainly tDCS).

I am very happy to discuss collaborations and potential MSc or PhD projects. Please get in touch via Gemma.Learmonth@glasgow.ac.uk

*~*NEW*~* PhD position with us: We are now recruiting a PhD student for an ESRC-funded position starting in September 2020 (either 1+3 or +3) . This project will involve developing an EEG neurofeedback intervention for patients with fatigue after stroke. Supervisors: Dr Monika Harvey, Prof Gregor Thut, Prof Keith Muir and Dr Gemma Learmonth. 

Investigating the Suitability of Neurofeedback to Improve Post-Stroke Fatigue: 

Apply here by 9th April (interviews will be in late April/early May): 

https://www.sgsss.ac.uk/studentship/post-stroke-fatigue/