Postdoctoral Research Associate
I am a cognitive neuroscientist using brain imaging to understand the impact of stroke and dementia on the human brain. I have a PhD from the University of Cambridge. During my PhD I studied visual short-term memory in order to understand how our brains hold complex information to allow us to navigate our rich visual world.
After my PhD, I joined the lab of Professor Amy Brodtmann at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health where I investigated the effect of ischaemic stroke on structural and functional brain networks.
In April 2018 I joined the lab of Professor Masud Husain as a Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience. Here I am investigating the neural basis of deficits in memory and motivation across clinical populations.
Apathy in small vessel cerebrovascular disease is associated with deficits in effort-based decision making.
Saleh Y. et al, (2021), Brain
Embracing diversity and inclusivity in an academic setting: Insights from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping.
Tzovara A. et al, (2021), Neuroimage, 229
The human hippocampus and its subfield volumes across age, sex and APOE e4 status.
Veldsman M. et al, (2021), Brain Commun, 3
Microstructural degeneration underlies executive dysfunction after stroke
Veldsman M. et al, (2020)
Microstructural degeneration and cerebrovascular risk burden underlying executive dysfunction after stroke.
Veldsman M. et al, (2020), Sci Rep, 10