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BSc MBChB MRCP DPhil
Wellcome Trust / Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
- Associate Professor
- Fellow by Special Election, St Edmund Hall
- Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry
- Honorary Research Associate, UCL
I head the Physiological Neuroimaging Group.
My primary research interest is in understanding how the brain adapts to new challenges, focusing in particular in the physiological processes underlying the learning of new motor skills and in the recovery of motor function after stroke. To do this, I combine transcranial stimulation techniques with advanced neuroimaging approaches, especially Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS).
I started my Sir Henry Dale Fellowship in 2014 and have moved to be based between FMRIB and OHBA (the Oxford MEG centre). I maintain close links with the FMRIB Plasticity Group and continue to work with my collaborators Profs. Sven Bestmann and John Rothwell at University College London. I also have an ongoing collaboration with Prof. Andrew Maudsley at the University of Miami, FL, with whom we are implementing MRS Imaging in a number of clinical populations.
We welcome enquires from potential DPhil (PhD) students and Postdoctoral Fellows - please email me.
For more details of our group's research please see our website.
Ipsilesional anodal tDCS enhances the functional benefits of rehabilitation in patients after stroke.
Allman C. et al, (2016), Sci Transl Med, 8
Local GABA concentration is related to network-level resting functional connectivity.
Stagg CJ. et al, (2014), Elife, 3
Cortical activation changes underlying stimulation-induced behavioural gains in chronic stroke.
Stagg CJ. et al, (2012), Brain, 135, 276 - 284
Relationship between physiological measures of excitability and levels of glutamate and GABA in the human motor cortex
Stagg CJ. et al, (2011), Journal of Physiology, 589, 5845 - 5855
The role of GABA in human motor learning.
Stagg CJ. et al, (2011), Curr Biol, 21, 480 - 484
A Mechanistic Link from GABA to Cortical Architecture and Perception.
Kolasinski J. et al, (2017), Curr Biol, 27, 1685 - 1691.e3
Effect of age and the APOE gene on metabolite concentrations in the posterior cingulate cortex.
Suri S. et al, (2017), Neuroimage, 152, 509 - 516
Driving Human Motor Cortical Oscillations Leads to Behaviorally Relevant Changes in Local GABAA Inhibition: A tACS-TMS Study.
Nowak M. et al, (2017), J Neurosci, 37, 4481 - 4492
Structural Connectivity Variances Underlie Functional and Behavioral Changes During Pain Relief Induced by Neuromodulation.
Lin RL. et al, (2017), Sci Rep, 7
Excitation and inhibition in anterior cingulate predict use of past experiences.
Scholl J. et al, (2017), Elife, 6
Perceptually relevant remapping of human somatotopy in 24 hours.
Kolasinski J. et al, (2016), Elife, 5
Grey matter abnormalities in methcathinone abusers with a Parkinsonian syndrome.
Juurmaa J. et al, (2016), Brain Behav, 6
The impact of reward and punishment on skill learning depends on task demands.
Steel A. et al, (2016), Sci Rep, 6
tDCS and magnetic resonance imaging
Johnstone A. et al, (2016), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Clinical Principles and Management, 169 - 195
Multi-modal characterization of rapid anterior hippocampal volume increase associated with aerobic exercise.
Thomas AG. et al, (2016), Neuroimage, 131, 162 - 170