Dr Rebecca Dewey
Research Fellow (Advanced imaging and translational neuroscience)
Rebecca Dewey works as a research fellow in neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham.
Rebecca obtained an undergraduate master's degree in Physics with Theoretical Physics from the University of Manchester in 2008. In 2012 she was awarded her PhD in advanced functional neuroimaging in the Division of Radiological and Imaging Sciences from the University of Nottingham.
With a background in magnetic resonance physics, Rebecca spent her PhD studies developing advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques to observe the changes in brain activity, functional connectivity and cerebral perfusion caused by the onset of disease or the administration of a drug. More specifically, she conducted a study into the effect of the peripherally acting beta-blocker, Nadolol, on the arterial spin labelling (ASL) perfusion and blood-oxygen level dependent (BOLD) fMRI response to emotional visual stimuli.
Rebecca is now conducting a study using the functional neuroimaging technique of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure activation patterns in the auditory network in response to non-auditory sensory stimuli in profoundly deaf individuals, and to investigate whether these patterns change with cochlear implant use.