PhD Title: Investigating the link between brain structure and function, sleep patterns, genetics, physiology and performance
Supervisors: Dr Andy Bagshaw, Dr Jim Reynolds, Dr Chris Thomas
Elise Facer-Childs is currently a Doctoral Researcher working at the University of Birmingham on sleep, circadian rhythms and neuroimaging. She works with human participants to uncover the impact that our body clocks can have on brain structure and function, genetics, physiology and performance.
Elise has presented her research at an International Conference for the European Biological Rhythms Society (EBRS)/World Chronobiology Congress (WCC) and has given presentations at the UK’s largest circadian conferences (UK Clock Club). On top of this, Elise is first author on a two scientific papers, one of which is published in a top journal; Current Biology (January 2015).