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Natalia Zdorovtsova
Graduate Student
01223 731753

I am a 2nd-year PhD student at the MRC CBU, and my work is supervised by Dr. Duncan Astle (website: My research focuses on establishing links between attributes of brain structure, brain function, and behaviour in children with neurodevelopmental conditions like ADHD and autism. I am interested in applying complex systems approaches - such as Connectomics and the analysis of neural dynamics - to brain data collected using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and Magnetoencephalography (MEG).

I am currently working with the Centre for Attention, Learning, and Memory (CALM) cohort to investigate how cognitive and behavioural patterns commonly associated with neurodevelopmental conditions vary across a large group of children. I am doing this with two aims in mind:

1. To understand how brain differences manifest themselves across a "spectrum" of traits and abilities during childhood development.

2. To refine how we think about neurodevelopmental conditions and encourage a more holistic view of individuals' strengths, struggles, and unique needs.