Melanie Lafanechere, MSc
I completed a BSc in Psychology at Aston University where I did a research placement in Psychopathy and Conduct Disorder at the University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia. During this time, I developed an interest in Neuroscience research as well as a passion for travelling. I subsequently completed an MSc in Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Birmingham where I investigated the neural correlates of Conduct Disorder and Callous-Unemotional traits. After this I moved to Canada and backpacked through Central America. I am now a research assistant for Dr. Davinia Fernández-Espejo, investigating the effects of tDCS in healthy volunteers during MRI scanning. The objective of this research is to inform interventions aimed at increasing external responsiveness in patients with a prolonged Disorder of Consciousness.