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Charlotte Stagg


Professor of Human Neurophysiology

  • Wellcome Trust / Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
  • Fellow by Special Election, St Edmund Hall
  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry
  • Honorary Research Associate, UCL

Physiological mechanisms of motor learning and recovery

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.   

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