Dr George Stothart
Place of work / study:
Department of Psychology, University of Bath
Area of Research:
Dementia diagnosis using EEG.
How is your work funded?
BRACE charity, Academy of Medical Sciences, NIHR.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m a cognitive neuroscientist who translates the findings of cognitive neuroscience into useful tools for clinicians and the wider world. My primary research focus is the development of a new EEG technique, known as Fastball, for the assessment of cognitive deficits in dementia. I completed my PhD in the School of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol in 2013 and am currently a Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Bath.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I used to be a chef, a lowly commis-chef but a chef nonetheless!
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I was always motivated to work in the neurology/neuroscience branch of Psychology, and wanted a practical value to whatever I did. When my PhD supervisor (Prof. Andrea Tales) first introduced her work in EEG and Alzheimer’s disease I thought “here is a useful space to spend my working life in”.
What single piece of advice would you give to an early career researcher?
Find a part of your field that doesn’t work or doesn’t make sense to you. Then focus dogmatically on how to fix it.
What book are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, and so far no I wouldn’t recommend it. She wrote Room, which was brilliant, but this one is getting on my nerves.
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Want to share your playlist?
This one I use to help me focus