My research focusses on breathlessness in patients with chronic lung disease. I am particularly interested in using computational techniques to stratify patient populations and predict treatment outcomes.
My interest in neuroscience began during my Biomedical Sciences undergraduate at Kings College London, which I furthered with a masters in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. I was awarded my DPhil from the University of Oxford, where I focused on ultra-high resolution fMRI at 7 Tesla and the visual system.
Now I combine my interest in cutting edge technology and analysis with large patient populations to investigate why is there little agreement between clinical measures of lung function and breathlessness perception.
As well as this research I also run our public engagement programme and am a keen science communicator.
A common model for the breathlessness experience across cardiorespiratory disease
FINNEGAN S. et al, (2021), European Respiratory Journal Open Research
Breathlessness in COPD: linking symptom clusters with brain activity
FINNEGAN S. et al, (2021), European Respiratory Journal
Breathlessness and the brain: The role of expectation
MARLOW L. et al, (2019), Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
Opioids for breathlessness: Psychological and neural factors influencing response variability
Abdallah S. et al, (2019), European Respiratory Journal
Separation of trait and state in stuttering
Connally EL. et al, (2018), Human Brain Mapping, 39, 3109 - 3126