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Marina Charquero Ballester

BSc, MSc

DPhil Student

I am a DPhil student in the Hedonia: TrygfondenResearch Group, a transnational research group based both at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and CFIN, Aarhus University. My DPhil project focuses on the various ways in which war and trauma can affect the brain, often in the form of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). To study these processes I am using whole-brain structural and functional connectivity approaches derived form neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, fMRI and MEG. 

I completed my undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Valencia, Spain, after which I went on to pursue a research masters in cognitive and clinical neuroscience at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. After graduating from Maastricht University I worked as a research assistant at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain, where I was involved in several projects investigating neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's and Parkinson's Disease as well as healthy development and ageing.