This event took place on Wednesday 16 March 2022.
We are proud to present the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Stephen Hall.
The human brain generates enough electricity to power a small lightbulb and is more powerful than a supercomputer. How exactly does it work? And what are those electrical impulses doing? Understanding the mysteries of this complex organ could unlock the answers to improving treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s and epilepsy.
Professor of Human Neuroimaging, Stephen Hall, takes a closer look inside the brain using advanced imaging techniques to understand how its electrical rhythms control cognition and behaviour. He shares how he draws from his pharmacology background when applying knowledge of how and why neural mechanisms can go wrong to inform potential treatments, as well as offering insight into how his extensive translational research has helped to join the important pieces of the neural jigsaw.
Since joining Plymouth, he has focused on creating the region’s most advanced multi-modal human neuroscience facility in the form of the Brain Research & Imaging Centre (BRIC). Built in collaboration with University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and DDRC Healthcare, Stephen directs the centre that houses seven cutting-edge human research laboratories led by top experts that will rapidly improve health and wellbeing in the region and beyond.
You are welcome to join us for University of Plymouth's Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, which provide a milestone event in a professorial career. Through these we can promote and celebrate the academic reputation and achievements within their research.