Post doc: Peter Holland (Oct 2016 - present)
Peter is examining reward-based motor learning. Funded by ERC. Email: P.J.Holland@bham.ac.uk
PhD: Sebastian Sporn (Oct 2017 - present):
Seb is investigating the role of reinforcement in motor learning across multiple days. Funded by ERC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD: Ahmad Alghamdi (Oct 2019 - present):
Ahmad is investigating the role of reinforcement in motor learning in older adults and stroke patients. Email: email@example.com
PhD: Ang Dawson (Oct 2016 - present):
Ang is examining stroke rehabilitation at UCL. Funded by Wellington Hospital (PI: Sven Bestmann & Nick Ward).
PhD: Alicia Rybicki (Oct 2017 - present):
Alicia is examining motor control in Autism. Funded by BBSRC (PI: Jennifer Cook).
PhD: Lydia Hickman (Oct 2018 - present):
Lydia is examining the relationship between introception and motor control. Funded by BBSRC (PI: Jennifer Cook).
Post doc: Xiuli Chen (Dec 2015 - Dec 2019)
Xiuli used computational and behavioural analysis to examine the link between reward-based decision-making and motor control/learning in healthy participants and Parkinson's disease patients. Her work was published in Journal of Neuroscience and PLOS computational biology. Funded by ERC. Xiuli is now a senior scientist at the Finnish center for artificial intelligence (FCAI).
PhD: Oli Codol (Oct 2016 - July 2019):
Oli completed his PhD on the mechanisms which underpin reward-based motor learning and performance. He has published this work across several articles in Journal of Neuroscience, Scientific Reports and Journal of Neurophysiology. Funded by ERC. Oli is now a postdoc in the 'sensorimotor super lab' at the University of Western Ontario.
PhD: Roya Jalali (Oct 2013 - July 2017):
Roya completed her PhD on the neurobiological changes associated with cerebellar tDCS. This work was published in several highly cited articles in Journal of Neurophysiology and Experiential Brain Research. Roya then worked as a post doct with Dr. Fernandez-Espejo and is now working a clinical scientist in the NHS.
Matt Soden (RA: May - Oct 2016): Matt investigated the influence of fatigue on motor control. Funded by Wellcome trust. Matt now works in the NHS.
Ireida Miller (RA: Sept 2015 - July 2016): Ireida developed a genetic database for the school.