Birmingham Fellows 

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.

Find out more about Birmingham Fellowships

Dr Stephane De Brito

Dr Stephane De Brito

Birmingham Fellow

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

Email s.a.debrito@bham.ac.uk

Dr Joseph Galea

Dr Joseph Galea

Independent Research Fellow / Birmingham Fellow

Dr Galea is broadly interested in motor control. This ranges from the neural correlates of motor learning to movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. 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.

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Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 3601

Email j.galea@bham.ac.uk

Dr Stephen Mayhew

Dr Stephen Mayhew

Birmingham Fellow

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

Email s.d.mayhew@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claudio Tennie

Dr Claudio Tennie

Birmingham Fellow

Dr Claudio Tennie’s work focusses on the evolutionary origins of modern human culture (and cooperation).

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6795

Email c.tennie@bham.ac.uk

Dr Robin Thompson

Dr Robin Thompson

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.

Email r.thompson@bham.ac.uk