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My PhD research, using both neuropsychological and functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques, examined the contribution of medial temporal lobe sub-regions, the perirhinal cortex and hippocampus, to the processing of complex object and scene stimuli, respectively. This stimulated my interest in spatial cognition, and the application of cognitive tasks to provide both behavioural, and imaging markers, of risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In my postdoctoral position at the DZNE, I aim to elucidate how brain regions within the spatial processing network, in particular the retrosplenial cortex, contribute to the formation of allocentric spatial representations that aid navigation. This will provide a clearer understanding as to the mechanisms underpinning navigational abilities in healthy individuals, and potential behavioural markers of abnormal aging, and neurodegenerative disease.