Brain Sciences


Victoria Fleming, Institute of Neurology, PhD

Victoria Fleming - Institute of Neurology, PhD

27 January 2017

I started a part time PhD in cognitive neuroscience whilst also working as a research assistant here at UCL. My background is in both psychology and speech and language therapy. Because I’d already spent four years here as an undergraduate, I knew it was exactly where I wanted to be to start a PhD.

Studying at UCL gives access to such a wide range people with different skills sets, backgrounds and interests. I am based at the Institute of Neurology in Queen Square, and my group includes Neurologists, Speech Therapists, and Psychologists, which brings a diverse range of opinions and perspectives. Being part of a research group means I get to hear about other people’s studies and experience of research, and there is always someone around to give advice or a critical eye.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved and meet other students and researchers too, both at academic and social events, and there are also lots of volunteering opportunities. Being at UCL has meant I’ve been able get crucial experience in all of these areas which will no doubt help my future career.