- Junior Dean, Pembroke College
I read Chemical Sciences at the University of St Andrews where I focused on physical and inorganic chemistry and took a minor in neurosciences. From there I stayed in Scotland to study Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where I developed a passion for neurosurgery. At present, I am intercalating a DPhil in Surgical Sciences, after which I return to Edinburgh for my final year of medical school.
I am currently a second year DPhil student within the Oxford Functional Neurosurgery group, headed by Professor Tipu Aziz. I also serve as Junior Dean of Pembroke College.
My doctoral research is supervised by consultant neurosurgeon-neuroscientist Professor Alex Green, Professor Stephen Payne, head of the Cerebral Haemodynamics group, and Professor Aziz. I am leveraging neuroimaging-based estimates of structural connectivity to gain insights into deep brain stimulation. Specifically, I am studying surgery to the pedunculopontine nucleus in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and surgery to the central gray, somatosensory thalamus and anterior cingulate in the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain.