Early Career Researchers
& Students.

Next Event:

The final seminar of the LNG:ECR series on Starting & Developing Your Own Lab will be held on 7th June 2022, in-person on Edge Hill University’s beautiful campus.

The talks will be followed by a tour of the Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University, refreshments, and dinner at The Cricketers in Ormskirk.

The evening is the perfect way to round-off what has been a brilliant series of talks, and will be a great opportunity to network with other Early Career Researchers (including PhD Students, Post-docs and new lecturers) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Find out more & register here.

Meet The LNG:ECR Committee:

Dorothy Tse

I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University, UK and affiliated with the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK. I received my MSc and PhD in Neuroscience from University of Edinburgh, UK. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was recently elected as a Young Scientist Member of the European Brain and Behaviour Society executive committee.

My scientific interest is in understanding the neurobiology of learning and memory and in particular, how different factors affect our everyday memory. Everyday memory is the memory used each day to remember things like where you put your glasses or parked your car. I am also investigating different strategies to alleviate mild cognitive impairment and dementia symptoms. My research approach combines state of the art techniques, including animal behaviour, calcium imaging, optogenetics and pharmacological manipulations. I am interested in both human and animal research in learning and memory.

Tse Lab Website

Magda Sliwinska

After my PhD, I spent two post-doc years at the Imperial College London where I led projects investigating language learning and another three post-doc years at the University of York where I led projects investigating face recognition and face learning.

My current research combines my interests in the neuroscience of language and face processing and additionally aims to use TMS in experimental therapeutics. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, hiking, discovering new coffee shops, and fitness kick boxing.


Bethany Facer

I am a PhD student in neuroimaging and neuroscience with the BRAIN lab in the Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology (ISMIB) at the University of Liverpool. My thesis focuses on mapping white matter tracts in patients with early Parkinson’s Disease using advanced neuroimaging techniques.

I am part of the neuroimaging working group for the COVID-Clinical Neuroscience Study and have previously worked on the DexEnceph trial quantifying oedema and CSF findings in patients with HSV encephalitis. Prior to my PhD I obtained my MSc from King’s College London in Clinical Neuroscience.

Key areas: Movement disorders, Neurology, Neuroimaging, COVID-19

Ieva Andrulyte

I’m a second year doctoral neuroscience student, with a particular interest in white matter pathways in language as well as neuroimaging and computational neuroscience. I have a bachelors in Molecular Biology and Genetics and masters in Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Besides my full-time PhD, I’m teaching my PhD project to high school students with The Brilliant Club, working as an outreach manager in University of Liverpool magazine Insider Imprint, and recently joined a mental health ambassador scheme. I also love blogging my journey on the social media, where I have almost 5k followers, and hoping to improve the quality of my science content throughout my journey.

I’d like to help ECRs see academia from a different angle – and help open up opportunities outside academia.