Hayley joined the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences in May 2016 as a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate the relationship between impaired oscillatory brain activity and memory deficits in Parkinson’s disease. She became a Lecturer in the school in May 2018. Originally from South Africa, Hayley completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Her doctoral research was supported by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand and conducted in the Movement Neuroscience Laboratory focusing on mechanisms of impulse control and the potential implications for Parkinson’s disease.
Hayley has expertise in non-invasive brain stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation) and recording techniques (electromyography, electroencephalography, magnetic resonance imaging), programming, computational modelling, and conducting research with healthy, aging and clinical populations.