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United Kingdom

Rebeccah Slater, BSc, MSc, PhD, Professor

  • Country: United Kingdom
Biography:

2. Rebeccah Slater is a Senior Wellcome Trust Research Fellow and Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. She is also a Professorial Fellow st St John’s College, Oxford. Rebeccah studied Physics (BSc) at Imperial College and Neuroscience (MSc) at UCL, and in 2007 was awarded her PhD at UCL under the supervision of Prof Maria Fitzgerald. Since 2013 Rebeccah has led the Paediatric Neuroimaging Research Group, which focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underlie the development of pain perception in the human infant. She uses a range of non-invasive brain imaging tools, including EEG and fMRI, to explore the development of pain perception. She has published many articles about infant pain and has been passionately involved in science communication and the public engagement of science. She has taken part in discussions on TV and radio, including BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. Rebeccah holds an honorary research position in the Neonatal Care Services at the John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital and is a PI at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN).

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