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Charlotte Stagg


Charlotte Stagg

MRCP, DPhil, Oxford, United Kingdom

Dr Charlotte (Charlie) Stagg is Professor of Human Neurophysiology in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Beale Fellow in Medicine at St Hilda’s College, within the University of Oxford, UK.

Charlie initially trained in Physiology and Medicine at the University of Bristol. She completed her DPhil at the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB), University of Oxford, where she used advanced neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation approaches to study how the brain learns new motor skills. She was then awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at St Edmund Hall in Oxford, continuing to be based at FMRIB for her post-doctoral work, with research periods at University College London and the University of Miami, USA.

Charlie’s inter-disciplinary group was founded in 2014 and uses multi-modal neuroimaging and brain stimulation approaches to understand motor plasticity, both in the context of learning new motor skills and regaining function after a stroke. Her work has two overarching themes: to understand the mechanisms underpinning human motor learning, and to use that understanding to develop novel therapeutic approaches for acquired brain injuries. Her group’s work is funded by awards from the MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and the Wellcome Trust.