Dr Ajay HalaiPhD

Honorary Research Fellow

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Overview

I am a research associate within the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit (NARU) at the University of Manchester (2014-present).

I am currently managing a post-stroke aphasia database at the University of Manchester, which is primarily used for large scale data analysis and includes a large neuropsychological test battery and extensive neuroimaging data.

Biography

I am currently working as a research associate at the University of Manchester on post-stroke aphasia.

I completed my PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Dr Stephen Welbourne (primary), Dr Laura Parkes, Prof Matthew Lambon Ralph and Prof Geoffrey Parker. My thesis was entitled "Multimodal imaging of brain networks subserving speech comprehension", where I gained skills working on simultaneous EEG-fMRI, diffusion weighted imaging and advanced fMRI data acquisition methods.

During my MSc and BSc, I was mainly interested in face processing at the University of York where I worked under the supervision of Prof Andy Young and Dr Timonthy Andrews. I conducted 2 experiments during my studies; 1) fMRI adaptation paradigm, and 2) MEG event-related potentials and source analysis.

Qualifications

PhD Psychology (University of Manchester)

MSc Cognitive Neuroscience (University of York)

BSc Psychology (University of York)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Neuropsychological Society

Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Society for Neuroscience

Organisation of Human Brain Mapping

 

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