Our Team


Dr Amir-Homayoun Javadi | group leader – a.h.javadi@gmail.com

Amir-Homayoun is a lecturer in cognitive neuroscience at School of Psychology, University of Kent, an honorary research associate at Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, University College London, and a visit professor at School of Rehabilitation at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Prior to taking up his position at University of Kent he was a postdoctoral researcher at University College London (UK), Dresden University of Technology (Germany) and Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany).

With a background in electrical engineering he finished his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. Combining his engineering and scientific training, he aims at using different tools and methods to understand brain mechanisms underneath memory, learning and decision making. His ultimate goal is to develop innovative intervention methods to help healthy ageing and faster rehabilitation and recovery of individuals suffering from a form of brain injury, such as stroke.

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Fadi Ifram | PhD student – fi32@kent.ac.uk

Fadi started his PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Kent in September 2016. Before commencing his PhD, he obtained an MSc and MRes in Molecular Neuroscience and Brain Sciences at the University of Bristol (UK) and University College London (UK), respectively.

His research focuses on the enhancement of long-term memory and its associated neural oscillatory activity using methods such as physical exercise, electrical- and magnetic brain stimulation, as well as neuroimaging techniques such as EEG.


Charlotte BoatmanMSc student – cab57@kent.ac.uk
Anna-Barbara Trimborn 
| BSc student – annabc.trimborn@gmail.com

Charlotte and Anna’s focus is on studying oscillatory activity in the brain and how this impacts memory. They use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG) in their research.


Fern Rodgers | MSc student – fer3@kent.ac.uk
Yashoda Gopi | MSc student – yag2@kent.ac.uk

Fern and Yashoda’s interest is rehabilitation in stroke patients, in particular those individuals with language difficulties (aphasia). Their intervention includes a combination of a language training task and electrical brain stimulation.


Amelia Turrell | MSc student – ast21@kent.ac.uk

Amelia is investigating the emotional effects of music. In particular she is investigating the neural correlate of brain response to drops in music. For sample stimuli listen to this piece for stronger and this piece for weaker drops. The drops happen around second 14 in these samples. She uses electroencephalography (EEG) in her research.


Isabella Sewell | BSc student – igs3@kent.ac.uk

Isabella’s interests are dance and motor performance. Her project investigates the effects of electrical brain stimulation on learning of new dance moves.

Past members — current friends and colleagues

Laura Coventry | BSc student 2016-2017

Yee (Ivy) Sung | BSc student 2016-2017

Amy Irving | BSc student 2016-2017

Daniel Osei-Abrokwah | BSc student 2016-2017

Asma Alkhan | BSc student 2016-2017

Gabriela Siovolgyi | BSc student 2016-2017

Marcus Deboo | BSc student 2016-2017

Seunghyon (Noella) Yoo | BSc student 2016-2017

* the photo is taken by Fadi Ifram, University of Kent.