I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Cognitive Psychology and Brain Science at the Behavioural Brain Sciences Centre,
and a member of the Selective Attention & Awareness Laboratory (SAAL) directed by Dr Jason Braithwaite.
My current research is to investigate the brain mechanisms of cortical hyperexcitability
and the out-of-body experiences in non-clinical populations, supported by the Leverhulme Trust.
The project employs diverse techniques, including psychophysiological measurements
(electrodermal activity/skin conductance responses, body temperature, facial EMG activities)
and brain stimulation (transcranial direct-current stimulation: tDCS).
PhD, MSc (Distinction), BSc (First) in Psychology, Bangor University, Wales
MSc (Distinction), BSc (First) in Physics, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
EPSRC: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (£23,000) for PhD study in Bangor University for two years.
Grindley Grant (£600) for conference attendance at VSS by Experimental Psychology Society.
The first prize poster presentation competition (£100) at the Body Representation Workshop, at Nottingham University.
ORSAS: Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (£16,500) for PhD study at Bangor University for three years.
School of Psychology International Student Funding Award (£3,900) for MSc study at Bangor University.
Award for best academic performance in three final year undergraduate modules (National Book Token £25 x 3) "PCP3001: Biological Psychiatry", "PCP3002: Perception & Attention", and "PNP3002: Emotion & Motivation" at the School of Psychology, Bangor University.
Award for presentation in IEEEJ of Takahashi, C., Sasao, H., Kishida, Y., & Koyama, K. [Development of Current Limiter in Medium Voltage Class.] (1999). At IEEJ Society B: Power and Energy. Summer Conference. Japanese.
ELCOS (£600) for Distinction in English language programme, Bangor University.