Our research falls under the University Strategic Research Theme of Lifelong Health, along with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) strategic themes of:

  • Chronobiology and sleep
  • Digital health and data science
  • Healthy ageing and supporting long-term conditions
  • Nutrition and food security
  • Understanding people’s relationships with social and physical environments.

Representative papers

Chronobiology and sleep

Digital health and data science

  • Zich, C., Johnstone, N., Lührs, M., Lisk, S., Haller, S.P., Lipp, A., Lau, J.Y.F., & Cohen Kadosh, K. (2020). Modulatory effects of dynamic fMRI-based neurofeedback on emotion regulation networks in adolescent females. NeuroImage.
  • P Vakli, RJ Deák-Meszlényi, T Auer, Z Vidnyánszky. (2020). Predicting Body Mass Index From Structural MRI Brain Images Using a Deep Convolutional Neural Network. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 14, 10.
  • Paret, C., Goldway, N., Zich, C., Keynan, J.N., Hendler, T., Linden, D.E.J., & Cohen Kadosh, K. (2019). Current progress in real-time functional magnetic resonance-based neurofeedback: methodological challenges and achievements. Neuroimage. DOI:;  pdf
  • Li LM, Violante IR, Leech R, Hampshire A, Opitz A, McArthur D, Carmichael DW, Sharp DJ. Cognitive enhancement with Salience Network electrical stimulation is influenced by network structural connectivity. NeuroImage (2019) 185:425-433.
  • S Appelhoff, JF Bates, S Ghosh, DB Keator, DN Kennedy, R Poldrack, ... T Auer, …..T Yarkoni (2019). BIDS and the NeuroImaging Data Model (NIDM). F1000Research 8:1924.
  • Lorenz R, Violante IR, Monti RP, Montana G, Hampshire A, Leech R. Dissociating frontoparietal brain networks with neuroadaptive Bayesian optimization. Nature Communications (2018) 26;9(1):1227.
  • Violante IR, Li LM, Carmichael DW, Lorenz R, Leech R, Hampshire A, Rothwell JC, Sharp DJ. Externally induced frontoparietal synchronization modulates network dynamics and enhances working memory performance. eLife (2017), Mar 14;6. pii: e22001. doi:

Healthy ageing and supporting long-term conditions

  • N Wolpe, JN Ingram, KA Tsvetanov, RN Henson, DM Wolpert, LK Tyler, ... T Auer, …..L Villis. (2020). Age-related reduction in motor adaptation: brain structural correlates and the role of explicit memory. Neurobiology of Aging. Volume 90, June 2020, Pages 13-23.
  • Alkan. E. … and Evans, S. (2019). Metabolic syndrome alters relationships between cardiometabolic variables, cognition and white matter hyperintensity load. Sci Rep. 9(1):4356.
  • Dean PJA, Arikan G, Opitz B, Sterr AM (2017) Potential for use of creatine supplementation following mild traumatic brain injury, Concussion 2 (2) Future Medicine.
  • Dean PJA, Sato J, Vieira G, McNamara A, Sterr AM (2014) Multimodal imaging of mild traumatic brain injury and persistent postconcussion syndrome, Brain and Behavior
  • Sterr A, O'Neill D, Dean PJA, Herron KA (2014) CI therapy is beneficial to patients with chronic low-functioning hemiparesis after stroke, Frontiers in Neurology 5 205 pp. 1-10.
  • Violante IR, Ribeiro MJ, Edden RAE, Guimarães P, Bernardino I, Rebola J, Cunha G, Silva E, Castelo-Branco M. GABA deficit in the visual cortex of patients with NF1: genotype-phenotype correlations and functional impact. Brain 136:3 (2013) 918-25.

Nutrition and Food security

  • Johnstone, N., & Cohen Kadosh, K. (2019). Why a developmental cognitive neuroscience approach may be key for future-proofing microbiota-gut-brain research: commentary on Microbiota-gut-brain research: a critical analysis. Brain and Behavioural Sciences. 42: e73.

Understanding people’s relationships with social and physical environments