Heidi Bonnici

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Biography

Heidi Bonnici is a cognitive neuroscientist, and joined the school of Psychology as a lecturer in 2015. She has a BSc in Computer Science (2004) from the University of Malta, an MSc (2005) in Artificial Intelligence and a PhD (2009) in Brain Imaging from the University of Edinburgh. After obtaining her PhD, Heidi worked as a postdoctoral fellow first at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, and then at the University of Cambridge.

Indicative Publications

Bonnici HM, Chadwick MJ, Maguire EA. 2013. Representations of recent and remote autobiographical memories in hippocampal subfields. Hippocampus 23 (10): 849-54.

Bonnici HM, Sidhu M, Duncan JS, Maguire EA. 2013. Assessing hippocampal functional reserve in temporal lobe epilepsy: A multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data. Epilepsy Research 105(1-2): 140-9.

Bonnici HM, Chadwick MJ, Lutti A, Hassabis D, Weiskopf N, Maguire EA. 2012. Detecting representations of recent and remote autobiographical memories in vmPFC and hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience 32 (47): 16982-91.

Bonnici HM, Chadwick MJ, Kumaran D, Hassabis D, Weiskopf N, Maguire EA. 2012. Multi-voxel pattern analysis in human hippocampal subfields. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6: 290.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Heidi uses brain imaging and stimulation methodologies such as fMRI and TMS to investigate the neural basis of episodic and autobiographical memory, both in normal function and in the context of ageing and pathology. She also has a strong interest in dissociating the functions of the subfields of the hippocampus, and of how their connectivity with each other and other key brain regions influence episodic memory.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Bachelor of Science, University of Malta

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

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