Drew Halliday

I am interested in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative insults across the lifespan, with a common theme of functional neuroimaging, brain-behaviour relationships, individual differences and executive functions. My previous work has entailed using electroencephalography (EEG) to examine linkages between behavioural symptoms of autism and face perception, and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to examine age-related cognitive decline.

I was involved with phase 1 of our pioneering project, and managed the 2nd and 3rd visits to a Medical Research Council field station, located in Keneba, The Gambia. These efforts included creating probe arrays and silicone headbands for separate age groups, culturally adapting a behavioural assessment measure, planning trip logistics, creating training protocols for field workers, and running NIRS acquisition software. I am interested in using multilevel models to examine the longitudinal effects of select anthropometric indices on cortical specialisation for auditory processing and working memory.

I am currently a graduate student in the Clinical Neuropsychology program at the University of Victoria, Canada.