Steering Group

Andrew Jackson is Professor of Neural Interfaces at Newcastle University. He has played a key role in the development of closed-loop neural interface technologies, from early demonstrations of neuroplasticity induced by artificial connections to recent work on brain-to-spine interfaces and control of pathological oscillations.

Alexander Casson is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is best known for his work on non-invasive brain interfacing: on wearable electroencephalography for out-of-the-lab brain monitoring, on transcranial current stimulation for neuromodulation, and on combining the two via artefact removal algorithms to allow closed-loop neuromodulation.

Tamar Makin is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Cambridge. She is an expert in the field of brain plasticity in body representation, and has led related research on artificial limbs and robotic hand augmentation.

Nir Grossman is a Lecturer and MRC Investigator at the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Centre at Imperial College London. His research pioneers noninvasive neuromodulatory interventions for  neurodegenerative diseases by exploration of fundamental principles from physics and engineering.

Andrew Sharott is an Associate Professor and MRC Investigator at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford. The focus of his work is to define neuronal signatures of brain disorders and the development of novel closed-loop approaches for manipulating neural circuits controlling movement and cognition, using experiments with both preclinical models and patients undergoing the implantation of deep brain stimulation electrodes.

Yujiang Wang is a Future Leaders Fellow in the School of Computing at Newcastle University. Her work involves mathematical/computational modelling and advanced data analytics in neurological disorders (primarily epilepsy).

Huiling Tan is Professor of Human Electrophysiology and Neuromodulation and MRC Investigator at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford. She is developing novel Brain Computer Interfaces based on signals recorded from structures deep inside the brain for next-generation therapeutic interventions for human movement disorders.

Mark Baker is a Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist/Neurologist in the Translational and Clinical Research Institute at Newcastle University. His research interests in sensorimotor systems neuroscience and experimental neurology include the use of wearable devices for diagnosing and treating movement disorders.