After his term in office as the Education Officer of Newcastle University Student's Union, Matthew moved southwards to study Applied Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. He hopes to one day combine his love for travel with his passion for science, by bringing exciting new findings from around the globe to the forefront of public discussion.
Matthew's current research is within the North Bristol NHS Trust, where he is examining the relationship between EEG-derived functional connectivity metrics and cognitive impairment in a multiple sclerosis cohort. Matthew intends to pursue a PhD in the field of connectomics, and hopes to one day write for a reputable scientific news outlet.
Caitlin completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Sheffield Hallam University, and is currently studying Applied Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. Her MSc research project is based within the North Bristol NHS Trust, and is investigating the neuropsychological predictors of epilepsy surgery.
She has previous experience working in mental health settings, and spent three years as a group facilitator for a women’s organisation in Sheffield. Since moving to Bristol she has become a trustee at Self Injury Support, a national charity which provides crisis support to girls and women affected by self-injury. Caitlin’s key areas of research interest are epilepsy, brain infections and cellular responses to brain injury.
Caitlin is passionate about bringing science together with public engagement, with a specific interest in documentaries as a means of scientific storytelling.