Diandra Brkic

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Diandra Brkic

  • Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR/PhD), Project 6
  • Aston University, UK – Aston Brain Centre
  • d.brkic@aston.ac.uk

Background Project Output

Diandra has a double citizenship. She was born and raised in Serbia until she moved to Italy in the late '90s. She has studied at the University La Sapienza in Rome (Italy). Her bachelor is in Cognitive Psychology and her master's degree is in Cognitive Neurosciences and Neuropsychology. Her master's thesis was a clinical study which investigated the possible comorbidities between primary headaches and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, in a pediatric population, within the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Department (La Sapienza) in Rome. Her first research experience was in Germany, and was carried out at the Uniklink Tübingen (Tübingen), in the Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Lab. Here, she gained experience with different neuroimaging techniques such as EEG, EMG and non-invasive brain and periphery stimulation methods such as TMS, FES and tACS. Subsequently, she joined the Cognition and Neuroscience Research Group, at the School of Psychology of University of East London, in London (UK). She investigated the neural correlates of face processing using EEG and tDCS.
Furthermore, she has recently obtained her licence to practice as a Psychologist in Rome, Italy.
Currently, she works at the Aston Brain Centre, within the School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston Triangle University, in Birmingham (UK) as a PhD student and Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher.