The University of Birmingham is committed to attracting the brightest and the best from around the world to develop their academic careers at Birmingham as Birmingham Fellows.
Birmingham Fellows have been appointed to permanent academic posts, and have five years with protected time for high-quality research. This will allow these outstanding, high potential, early career researchers to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to make a full and excellent contribution to research, teaching and academic citizenship.
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Dr De Brito conducts functional and structural MRI research to 1: examine the neural substrates associated with the development and the persistence of severe antisocial behaviour in children and adults; 2. shed light on the relationship between childhood maltreatment and brain structure and functioning; and 3. Identify structural and functional neural markers of resilience.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2641
Independent Research Fellow / Birmingham Fellow
Dr Galea is broadly interested in motor control. This ranges from the neural correlates of motor learning to stroke rehabilitation. At present, he is particularly interested in how reward/punishment influences our actions and can be used to alter the speed at which our motor system learns or retains new movements.
Personal website: www.josephgalea.weebly.com
Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3601
Dr Steve Mayhew conducts a lot of simultaneous EEG-fMRI experiments in an effort to better understand the coupling between single-trial variability in electrophysiological and haemodynamic measurements of brain responses, and how interactions between ongoing brain processes and external events are intrinsic to the function of the brain.
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7191
Dr Staresina's research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying episodic memory in humans. He is interested in how different brain mechanisms – in particular subregions of the medial temporal lobe (MTL) - contribute to successful encoding, consolidation and recollection of multiple event details. To address this question, he uses a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging ...
Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8690
Senior Birmingham Fellow
Robin Thompson is a cognitive psychologist interested in the underlying nature of human language (both signed and spoken) and, in particular, how language is related to other aspects of cognition.