Dr Karen Caeyenberghs - Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
K. Caeyenberghs received her Master degree in Experimental Psychology in 2005 at the KULeuven, Belgium. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 under supervision of Prof. S.P. Swinnen at the same university. She has revealed critical insights at the interface between brain structure, and function in relation to motor behaviour in children with traumatic brain injury. K. Caeyenberghs is now senior research fellow at the School of Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences. She is a broadly experienced scientist who has become acquainted with a variety of medical imaging techniques, including functional MRI and diffusion MRI, to address prominent problems of motor and cognitive control in the daily life of patients. With this overarching interdisciplinary expertise K. Caeyenberghs has been able to perform innovative research, which resulted in a numerous articles. Her ultimate drive is to reveal which specific aspects of white matter change in response to pathology and training, and to determine to what extent structural networks are subject to neuroplastic changes.
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- Towards biomarkers of cognitive training in traumatic brain injury: a translational approach (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)
- Virtual-reality (VR) based rehabilitation of movement in adult ABI and developmental motor disorders (PhD) (Associate Supervisor)
- The obese brain: the relationship between brain structure, neurocognitive functioning and motor coordination in obese children (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)
- The potential of structural and functional connectome analysis as clinical and cognitive markers in patients with brain tumors. (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)
- Training-related changes in cognitive abilities and neural plasticity in children with traumatic brain injury (PhD) (Principal Supervisor)
Hemispheric lateralization of topological organization in structural brain networks., in Human Brain Mapping
Topological correlations of structural and functional networks in patients with traumatic brain injury. , in Frontiers in human neuroscience.
Altered structural networks and executive deficits in traumatic brain injury patients. , in Brain Structure and Function