Dr Ken Valyear

Lecturer in Psychology

Affiliations

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Contact info

355 Brigantia Building
Office: 01248 382623
E-mail: k.valyear@bangor.ac.uk
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/kfvalyear/

Overview

Our mission is to better understand the brain-behavioural relationships that underlie human hand function, and to use this knowledge to improve rehabilitation outcomes for individuals with movement problems.

 
Exquisitely designed for function, our hands enable us to literally reshape our world around us. When brain or bodily injury impairs our ability to use our hands, their pivotal role in upholding our independence and quality of life is made painfully clear. Our lab is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the neuroscience of human hand function. With this knowledge, new and improved rehabilitation interventions for people with sensory and movement impairments can be developed.
 

Grant Awards and Projects

Research Grants

Knowledge Exchange Skills Scholarships (KESS) II: PhD Studentship

The sensory and motor consequences of using an injured hand

Principal Investigators: Ken Valyear; Simon Watt; Edwin Jesudason

PhD candidate: Michela Paroli

June 2017 – 2020

£69300

Royal Society Research Grant (RG150098)

Specifying possible actions with objects: Paired-pulse TMS investigations of the underlying neural mechanisms

Principal Investigator: Ken Valyear

Co-investigator: Cosimo Urgesi

December 2015 – 2016

£15000

Contact Info

355 Brigantia Building
Office: 01248 382623
E-mail: k.valyear@bangor.ac.uk
Web: https://sites.google.com/site/kfvalyear/

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching

Module Organizer: Psychology PRP-4002: Research Dissertation, Bangor University (2016 –).

Module Organizer: Psychology PRP-4018: Dissertation MSci, Bangor University (2016 –).

Lecturer: Psychology PPP-4005: Methods in Cognitive & Brain Research, “What is convergent evidence, and why is this essential for cognitive neuroscience?”, Bangor University (November 17, 2017).

Lecturer: Psychology PPP-4003: Clinical Neuropsychology II, “Rehabilitation Neuroscience Part 2”, Bangor University(March 23, 2017).

Lecturer: Psychology PPP-4003: Clinical Neuropsychology II, “Rehabilitation Neuroscience Part 1”, Bangor University (March 16, 2017).

Lecturer: Psychology PPP-4005: Methods in Cognitive & Brain Research, “Functional brain imaging and stimulation methods applied to the study of real hand actions”, Bangor University (February 24, 2017).

Lecturer: Psychology PPP-4001:Introduction to Neuroimaging, “Interpreting fMRI signals”, Bangor University (October 12, 2015).

 

Training and supervision

 June 2017 –                

Co-Supervisor (with Dr. Simon Watt), PhD candidate

Knowledge Exchange Skills Scholarships (KESS) II funded

School of Psychology, Bangor University

Student: Michela Paroli

 

October 2016 –                       

Supervisor, PhD candidate                                              

School of Psychology, Bangor University

Student: Aoife Fitzpatrick

 

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2011 - PhD , Neuroscience
  • 2002 - BSc , Physiology and Psychology
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