Michele Veldsman

Junior Research Fellow

Postdoctoral research scientist in cognitive neurology

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

BSc Bristol, PhD Cantab

Dr Michele Veldsman is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Experimental Psychology. Her research looks at the impact of stroke and dementia syndromes on the functional and structural networks of the human brain.

After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol in the UK, she worked in the laboratory of Professor Michael Chee in Singapore. Here, she used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation on cognition and brain function. She went on to develop these techniques working with Professor Rhodri Cusack at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, where she helped to develop a new form of real-time fMRI. She was awarded a highly competitive Medical Research Council Postgraduate fellowship to fund her PhD at the University of Cambridge. After her PhD she moved to The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health to investigate brain connectivity changes in patients with stroke and dementia. She is continuing this line of research at the Department of Experimental Psychology.