Dr Alexander Shaw

Research Associate

Research group:
029 208 88759
CUBRIC, Maindy Road

Research summary

My research combines multimodal imaging techniques (e.g. MEG, EEG, MRI, MRS) with computational modelling (e.g. DCM) and machine learning methods to better characterise healthy and diseased brain function on a multi-scale level. I am particularly interested in understanding the link between synaptic physiology and neural oscillations.

My experimental imaging studies to date have included the study of psychiatric (MDD, SABP, Schizophrenia) and neurological (frontal-temporal dementia, progressive supra-nuclear palsy) disorders, as well as placebo-controlled pharmacological imaging studies (ketamine, tiagabine, propofol).

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Research collaborators

Krish Singh (Cardiff)
James B Rowe (Cambridge)
Rosalyn Moran (Bristol)
Suresh Muthukumaraswamy (Aukland)
Neeraj Saxena (Cardiff)

Undergraduate education

BA (Hons) Music

Postgraduate education

MEd Psychology
PhD Neuroscience

Awards/external committees

Member of the Royal Society of Biology


2014 – 2015: Postdoc at Cardiff (PSYCH: Krish Singh, MEDIC: James Walters)
2015 – 2017: Postdoc at Cambridge (Neurology: James Rowe)
Present: WTSA fellow at CUBRIC