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Throughout my research career, I have worked with many exceptional scientists. At Bangor, as a PhD student of Dr. Paul Downing (funded by the 1+3 ESRC studentship), I have employed fMRI to investigate the underlying organizational principles of high-level visual cortex, specifically, testing the response properties in the cortex with an expansive range of categories. I then obtained post-doctoral training in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, USA), working in the unit on Learning and Plasticity with Dr. Chris Baker, where I have used multi-variate fMRI analysis to examine the impact of experience on human cortex. Prior to joining Brunel University in spring 2018, I was an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. My research focuses on investigating multi-modal neural representations of body parts and faces in the visual, motor, and somatosensory domains, the interaction between these domains along the dorsal and ventral pathways, and how the representations are modified by learning (e.g. identity, location, viewpoint, size) and experience (plasticity following loss of input e.g. amputation, surgery, injury).