Dr Magdalena Sereda
Senior Research Fellow - British Tinnitus Association Head of Research
Dr Sereda joined the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU in February 2012 as a Research Fellow. Her research focuses on assessing the efficacy of hearing aid provision for people with tinnitus and addressing current lack of research evidence on the specific benefits of hearing aids for tinnitus and standard treatment pathways. Magdalena was appointed to the post of Senior Research Fellow - British Tinnitus Association Head of Research in July 2015.
Magdalena graduated from Warsaw University in Biology and obtained a PhD in Neuropsychology from the Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland. She then accepted a Guest Researcher position at Humboldt University in Berlin where she investigated the effects of salicylate on activity of the neurons in the mouse auditory pathway using in vitro electrophysiology. In 2007 she moved to Nottingham to work as a Career Development Fellow at the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research (MRC IHR). She worked on two projects: the first concentrating on visual and audiovisual speech perception; the second aiming to establish objective characterisation of tinnitus using magnetoencephalography (MEG).
Over the years Magdalena's research has concentrated on several aspects of the functioning of the auditory system, including cochlear implant technology and tinnitus. She has 16 years experience of working with people with different hearing disorders including tinnitus sufferers, cochlear implant users and prelingually deaf adolescents. She has gained experience in various audiological, neuropsychological and psychophysiological techniques as well as in vitro animal electrophysiology and brain imaging methods (MEG).