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Dr. Andrew Hayward, Research Associate

Andrew was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology from the University of Manchester in 2013. In the same year he went on to start a PhD research programme supervised by Professor Joanna C Neill and Dr John Gigg. This project refined methods of modelling low attention in rats, then studied the frontoprietal network using pharmacology and electrophysiology. Whilst writing his thesis Andrew worked as a technician studying Hydrocephalous with Dr Jaleel Miyan.

Andrew took up his first Postdoctoral Position in Aalborg University (Northern Denmark) at the Centre for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) in 2017. This included recording simultaneously from the peripheral and central nervous system to understand acute changes induced by nerve injury.

In September 2018 Andrew returned to Manchester University to take up his current position as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Nanomedicine Lab. This position is funded by the EU Graphene Flagship project and will involve characterising graphene based recording electrodes, establishing animal models of epilepsy, and exploring the novel uses of graphene oxide in the cortex.