Claire Hanley

Claire Hanley

Swansea University

Welsh Crucible 2019

Claire conducts research into neural plasticity; incorporating neuroimaging techniques and non-invasive brain stimulation methods to determine how our brains adapt as part of the ageing process.

She actively engages in opportunities to raise public awareness of how older adults can maintain their cognitive function for as long as possible and is keen to develop approaches to facilitate successful ageing as part of Welsh Crucible. Claire has published her research in high-impact journals, presented at national and international conferences, and has received media coverage via BBC One Wales and The Conversation.

Claire started her academic journey by studying for an undergraduate Psychology degree at Swansea University, where she now works as a Lecturer. She then went on to gain a Masters in Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Birmingham. Following her Masters training, she worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience at Cambridge University (Cam-CAN), before completing her PhD in Advanced Neuroim­aging Methods at Cardiff University’s Brain Imaging Research Centre (CUBRIC).

Having developed a track record of conducting cutting-edge research at top UK institutions, Claire has considerable experience of designing studies in the field of cognitive neuroscience, which she aims to expand on in future via the formation of multi-disciplinary collaborations.

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