Newcastle was amongst the first centres in the UK to offer Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) in neurology. Having obtained an intercalated degree in neurophysiology during my pre-clinical training, I was keen to pursue further electrophysiology research. The ACF has allowed me to develop and pilot research ideas while training as a neurology registrar.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique. Despite mounting evidence of its diagnostic and therapeutic potential in disorders of the central nervous system, its mechanism of action remains poorly understood. My research aims to further current mechanistic understanding to facilitate future clinical applications.