Hana Burianová

Professor Hana Burianová

  • Professor in Neuroscience
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Biography

I attained my BSc in Psychology with Honours from the University of Toronto, Canada, and completed my MA and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, under the supervision of Professors Cheryl Grady and Randy McIntosh. My PhD work focused on the neural underpinning of long-term memory. Consequently, I accepted a Postdoctoral position at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, where I began my work on neural plasticity due to healthy ageing and pathological neurodegeneration. In 2013, I was awarded an Early Career Research Grant by the Australian Research Council to continue my research on functional and structural brain plasticity at the Centre for Advanced Imaging, University of Queensland, Australia. In 2016, I joined Swansea University as Associate Professor in Psychology, and in 2020, I joined BU's Psychology Department as Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Research

My primary research expertise is in cognitive neuroscience, using structural MRI (sMRI), functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and (magneto/electro)encephalography (MEG/EEG) to map the structural and functional brain alterations associated with lifespan changes and pathological neurodegeneration. Specifically, my research interests comprise the following investigations:

(i) Ageing & Neurodegeneration: investigation of brain plasticity associated with ageing, Alzheimer's dementia, and Parkinson's disease; (ii) Plasticity in Recovery: investigation of brain plasticity following post-stroke aphasia, epilepsy, or traumatic brain injury; (iii) Memory & Language: investigation of the neural correlates subserving the processes of long-term memory retrieval, working memory encoding & retrieval, and language production.

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Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Burianová, H., 2018. Neurocognitive aging and functional connectivity using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Oxford Research Encyclopedias. Oxford University Press.

Conferences

  • Burianova, H., Rich, A., Williams, M., Marstaller, L., Morgan, M. and Savage, G., 2013. PLASTICITY IN ADULT SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX: COMPARISON BEFORE AND AFTER BRAIN SURGERY. JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 85.

PhD Students

  • Natasha Burns. Investigating the neural correlates of response inhibition and neuroplastic changes as a result of age

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Brain Structure & Function (L7)
  • Critical Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience (L7)

Invited Lectures

  • Mapping neurocognitive plasticity, King's College London, 12 Feb 2021 more

Grants

  • The effects of whole-body cold-water immersion on the resting-state and task-related connectivity of the brain (IMIV MRI Pump Priming Scheme, 04 Jan 2021). In Progress
  • The effects of whole-body cold-water immersion on the resting-state and task-related connectivity of the brain: fMRI study (Psychology QR Fund, 25 Nov 2020). In Progress
  • The impact of health anxiety on cognitive processes in ageing (ESRC Wales Doctoral Studentship, 01 Oct 2018). Completed
  • Haptic MRI: An investigation of tactile information processing in older adults (Crafts Council, 01 Sep 2018). In Progress
  • Testing posterior parietal cortex contributions to human episodic memory (Australian Research Council, 01 Jan 2018). In Progress
  • Functional connectivity in the ageing brain: Neural effects of tDCS on cognition and mood (College of Human & Health Sciences, Swansea University, 01 Jul 2017). Completed
  • Development of a novel functional imaging protocol to investigate memory complaints in epilepsy patients (Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation, 01 Jan 2016). Completed
  • Identifying biomarkers of preclinical degeneration (Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation, 01 Jan 2016). Completed
  • Assessment matters: Neural correlates of cognitive load and its effect on spelling performance (University of Wollongong, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • Functional imaging of non-motor disturbance in Parkinson’s disease (Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation, 15 Jun 2014). Completed
  • Prevention of burn injury – The neural correlates of risk-taking behaviours (Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation, 01 Jan 2014). Completed
  • Age-related reorganisation of cortical networks subserving memory retrieval (Australian Research Council, 01 Jan 2013). Completed

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Lead, MSC Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Coordinator, Psychology Department Mentoring Scheme
  • Member, SCAN Group
  • Member, Ageing & Dementia Research Centre
  • Steering Committee Member, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Centre
  • Member, Psychology Department Research Grants Panel

Qualifications

  • PhD in Perception, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Toronto, 2009)
  • MSc in Perception, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Toronto, 2004)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Toronto, 2001)

Memberships

  • Canadian Psychological Association, Member,