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Eleanor Callaghan

E Callaghan 1

PhD Student at Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET
Email: 
callaghe@aston.ac.uk

Provisional thesis title   
Attentional switching flexibility in older adults: Mechanisms, relation to driving, and potentials for rehabilitation

Academic History 

  • October 2013 - October 2014 MSc Cognitive Neuroscience Aston University
  • October 2009 - August 2013 BSc (Honours) Human Psychology with integrated placement year Aston University
  • January 2015 - present  PhD student ARCHA.

Research Interests

  • The effect of healthy ageing on the ability to switch between temporal and spatial attention, and how this attentional flexibility contributes to driving skills.
  • Using MEG to investigate the functional connectivity within neural networks that underlie attentional switching, and exploring how these neural processes change with healthy ageing.

Research Funding 


I am grateful for financial support from Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, and Aston Research Centre For Healthy Ageing.