Dr Michele Veldsman
I am a cognitive neuroscientist using brain imaging to understand how the structure and function of brain networks change in the presence of stroke and dementia. I have a PhD from the University of Cambridge. During my PhD I investigated visual-short term memory, attempting to understand how our brains hold complex information that allows us to navigate our rich visual world. After my PhD, I joined the lab of Professor Amy Brodtmann at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, in Melbourne where I investigated the effect of ischaemic stroke on structural and functional brain networks. I am interested in cognitive impairment after stroke, how this relates to brain network changes, and whether these can be used to predict post-stroke dementia. My research also examines how brain networks change across the different dementia subtypes, including vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.