Richard Daws


I  am a Research Assistant working with Mairead MacSweeney, Chloe Marshall and Eva Gutierrez.   I am using fTCD (functional Transcranial Doppler Sonography) to examine language lateralisation in  hearing adults who are bilingual in both  BSL and English.   This research is funded by a strategic research grant from UCL and the Institute of Education

Background & Interests:

  • Leaving Bristol University of West England in 2012 with a degree in Psychology (BSc) left me fascinated with the cognitive neuroanatomy of consciousness and language, neuropsychopharmacology, and brain imaging.
  • I moved to London in 2012 and studied for an MSc in Neuroimaging at the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences (CNS), King's College London. Run by Prof Steve Williams and Dr Vincent Giampietro, I gained fantastic experiences of acquiring and analysing f/MRI data within a neuroscientific research context.
  • My MSc research project examined  the white matter of patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) using DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) and spherical deconvolution tractography and whole brain TBSS (Tract Based Spatial Statistics).