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Key People

Our Research Team includes combined pharmacology and neuroscience expertise and includes work with a number of pharmaceuticals, specifically in this relatively new and exciting area of drug development.

Tonia Smreczak
Managing Director and Project Director
Tonia has over 20 years experience looking after clients and managing projects with many moving parts following Prince 2 principles.
Soffia Cahill
Research Specialist
Soffia is a recent Cardiff University graduate where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and master’s degree in Neuroimaging. During her studies, Soffia gained a broad understanding of both cognitive and clinical neuroscience, as well as insight into genetic mapping and cell biology. She has experience with the operation and data analytics of neuroimaging techniques such as MEG, EEG, MRI, TMS and TES. Throughout her studies she gained experience in software’s such as MATLAB, FSL, ExploreDTI and SPSS.
Dr. Roisin McMackin
Clinical Research Consultant
Now an Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin’s Academic Unit of Neurology, where she works within the Signal Analysis team, Dr Roisin McMackin obtained her PhD in Clinical Medicine for investigating electrophysiological biomarkers of ALS and is a junior non-clinical research fellow of the UK Motor Neurone Disease Association. Roisin’s research applies the use of EEG and TMS to investigate the change in neural networks in ALS, build on current understanding of the mechanism of ALS and enhance categorisation of different clinical presentations of ALS. Her research and the use of TMS-EEG has broader application in measuring changes in other neurodegenerative diseases and the development of therapeutic drugs.
Professor Michael Banissy
Consulting Neuroscience Specialist
Michael is an award-winning cognitive neuroscientist and Professor Psychology at the University of Bristol where he is also Head of the School of Psychology. He has contributed to several research areas, including social perception, social cognition, creativity, synaesthesia, and brain stimulation. The breadth of his work is not only seen in scientific contributions, but also in his engagement to bring science to the public and industry.
Dr. Lorenzo Rocchi
Consulting Neuroscience Specialist
Lorenzo holds academic positions as assistant professor of neurology at the University of Cagliari and visiting senior lecturer at King’s College London and serves as consultant neurologist and neurophysiologist at the University Hospital of Cagliari, Italy. His clinical expertise mainly lies in general neurology and movement disorders, with a focus on neurophysiological aspects of dystonia and myoclonus. His research activity involved non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial electrical stimulation) and neurophysiological recording/analysis methods (electroencephalography, electromyography, evoked potentials) to investigate normal physiology and pathophysiology of neurological disorders.

Our Partners

Technology Partner
Brainbox

Brainbox are specialists in integrating neuroscience technology, techniques and services to enable customers conduct robust, credible, replicable and cutting edge research. Working with Brainbox enables The Science Behind to access, where appropriate, the broadest range of exploratory tools for the research of human behaviour.