Student Projects

*~*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 2020 (interviews will be in late April/early May): 

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

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Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a potential MSc or PhD project. Here are some of the current and previous dissertation projects that I have supervised:

2019-20

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Simon is currently looking at alpha oscillations (EEG) in healthy older adults during a phasic alerting task.

MSc Psychological Science: Pritha and Danishta will be collecting data via public engagement events to assess changes in lateralised spatial biases (pseudoneglect) across the lifespan. Kallia will also be collecting data via public engagement events, and she is interested in peak alpha changes (EEG) across the lifespan.  

2018-9

MSc Psychological Science: Chris and Catherine investigated whether sham-blinding is effective during transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

MSc Research Methods in Psychology: Diana performed voxel-based lesion mapping on the CT and MRI scans of patients with hemispatial neglect after stroke. (Co-supervised by Dr Monika Harvey).

2017-8

MSc Psychological Science: Robert and Larissa were looking at sham-blinding in tDCS. Their completed project was published in the European Journal of Neuroscience here

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Agata’s project aimed to investigate the effects of increased task difficulty in young and older adults on the landmark task.

2016-7

MSc Research Methods in Psychology: Matt did an EEG project investigating the effects of increased task difficulty in young and older adults using the landmark task.

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Antonia was interested in finding out whether there was a relationship between spatial attention and sustained attention. For this she used the landmark task and the Test of Everyday Attention (TEA).

2015-6

MSc Psychological Science: Numaya and Francesca’s project aimed to replicate one of our own tDCS papers that found different behavioural outcomes depending on current strength (1mA vs 2mA) and baseline performance (good vs poor performance). Their completed project was published in Frontiers in Neuroscience here.

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Pernilla and Natasha ran a spatial attention experiment using a driving simulator. Their findings were published in Plos One here.

2014-5

BSc (Hons) Psychology: Aodhan and Jamie’s project was investigating intra- and inter-task correlations of 5 different spatial attention measures. Their project was published in Plos One here and here.