Welcome


I am a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health working with Dr. Amy Brodtmann.

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Geneva working with Dr. Narly Golestani and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School working with Dr. Jian Kong and Dr. Randy L. Gollub. I completed a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, under the supervision of Prof. Friedemann Pulvermüller and Prof. Yury Shtyrov. I was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

I also hold a BA/MA in Linguistics and Interpreting/Translation Studies from the Far Eastern State University of Humanities, Russia and a Research MA in Neurolinguistics and Models of Grammar from the University of Groningen, Netherlands (thesis supervised by Dr. Laurie Stowe and Dr. Angeliek van Hout). I was a recipient of the Huygens Excellence Scholarship and was also awarded the Groningen University Fund Scholarship to undertake a research internship at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique in Paris, working with Dr. Emmanuel Dupoux and Dr. Alejandrina Cristia.

My research interests include language, pain and depression and how they are affected by stroke. I use multiple neuroimaging tools and methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI, NIRS, tDCS, PET) to investigate brain network interactions and dynamics. I am particularly fascinated by how human perception and behaviour are altered by context and how different interaction patterns between distinct neural networks modify the perception and comprehension of identical stimuli.