Curriculum Vitae


2015 - Present: Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

2011 - 2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2009 - 2010: Research Fellow, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2008 - 2010: Research Fellow, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis, California


2004 - 2008

Ph.D. Student/Junior Researcher

F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging

Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Advisor: Ole Jensen

Dissertation: The Influence of Ongoing Oscillatory Brain Activity on Evoked Responses and Behavior

2001 - 2003


Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada

Advisor: Terence W. Picton

Master’s Thesis: The Spectral Dynamics of EEG During Target Detection



  • Sensitivity and Specificity of Alpha in predicting post-surgical pain. Empower Therapeutics (£65,000). Principle Investigator 


  • Military Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarker Study, a prospective cohort biomarker study of military and civilian participants with mTBI. Ministry of Defence (£2 500000). Co-Investigator (EEG stream lead)


    • The effects of individual differences in bilingual experience on cognitive control networks. The Economic and Social Research Council (£430 000). Co-Investigator
    • Would cerebral Peak Alpha Frequency (PAF) indicate individual liklihood of developing Chronic Post-Thoracotomy Pain (CPTP):TOPIC-EEG study? (£10 000) 
    • Cognitive predictors of delirium. Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (HEFT) (£75 000)


    • Identification of a brain network subserving predisposition to pain perception. The Royal Society - CNR International Exchanges Award (£12 000).


    • Elucidating the mechanisms of DBS. Hersenstichting Nederland ($35 000). In collaboration with Damiaan Denys, University of Amsterdam.
    • Cognitive interactions modulating pain. IASP Collaborative Research Grant ($15 000). In collaboration with David Seminowicz, University of Maryland


    • Veni Fellowship Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (€250 000)


    • Rubicon Fellowship Netherlands Organisation for scientific Research (NWO) (€96 000)