PhD Student, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Cambridge, UK
During my registrar training in Neurosurgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, I developed a particular interest in Neuro-oncology surgery and especially the management of patients with Glioblastoma multiforme. Having thoroughly enjoyed a cognitive neuroscience research project during my undergraduate medical degree, I was struck by the paucity of cognitive functional measures used to assess Glioblastoma patients during their treatment journey through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
With the support of Mr Stephen Price as primary supervisor and Dr Tom Manly (Research Programme Leader at the Cambridge MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) as secondary supervisor, I have been able to start a PhD at Darwin College, University of Cambridge as of January 2017 to study cognitive function longitudinally in glioblastoma patients and correlate this with changes in diffusion tensor MRI. I am based in the Cambridge Brain Tumour Imaging Laboratory and have been fortunate to secure a Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2016 and another Clinical PhD fellowship from Cancer Research UK in 2017 to undertake this work.’