PhD Student in Paediatrics
Julie is undertaking a PhD in Paediatrics at the University of Cambridge from 2019-2022 as a Marshall scholar (http://www.marshallscholarship.org).
Julie has completed the majority of her prior pediatric research (4 years) at Duke Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the US.
She is investigating functional brain imaging in neonates, under the supervision of Dr Topun Austin and in the neolab (https://neolabresearch.com), a collaboration between the Evelyn Perinatal Imaging Center at Rosie Hospital and UCL Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory. In her PhD, Julie will be using a next-generation diffuse optical tomography (DOT) device to study resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) in newborns, both healthy and pre-term. Specifically, she will be looking at the effects of active and quiet sleep on RSFC and how this differs between term and pre-term babies. Her work is a part of the larger ANIMATE study in the neoLAB, a collaboration between Cambridge and UCL that aims to develop and apply new, wearable, infant-friendly optical brain imaging technology.
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