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DPhil start date

October 2018

Project title

Surgical and non-surgical neuromodulation of respiratory function and interoception


Professor Alex Green

Professor Stephen Payne

Ashley Raghu

BSc (Hons)

DPhil student

  • Junior Dean, Somerville 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 Somerville College.

My doctoral research is supervised by consultant neurosurgeon-neuroscientist Professor Alex Green and Professor Stephen Payne, head of the Cerebral Haemodynamics group. I am exploring the neural regulation of physiologic processes, namely cerebral blood flow and respiration, by leveraging insights from neurosurgical implants, primarily deep brain stimulation.