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Naiara Demnitz

BSc, MSc, DPhil (Oxon)

Post-doc Researcher

I am a Clarendon-funded DPhil (PhD) student under the supervision of Professor Klaus Ebmeier, Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg and Dr. Claire Sexton.

As a member of both the Neurobiology of Ageing and the Plasticity group at FMRIB, my research combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques and cognitive psychology to examine how physical activity may help promote healthy ageing in the brain. As part of my doctorate studies, I will use MRI techniques to investigate how a 12-month physical exercise intervention (the REACT study) affects the brain structure and function of older adults.

Prior to commencing my DPhil, I completed a BSc in Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol and a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL.