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Valia Rodriguez

MD, PhD

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Ph.D. students interested in any of the following topics are welcome: 1- Dynamics of sensorimotor integration and cognitive processing in the elderly. 2- Neural basis of auditory disorders in older adults 3- Electrophysiological markers of degenerative and mental diseases 4- Cerebral small vessel disease and retinal vasculature.

19982020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

I am a clinical neurophysiologist and cognitive neuroscientist. My main research interests are related to:

- Healthy ageing, mobility disorders, and its relationship to cognitive decline

- Electrophysiological markers of brain dysfunction

- Surrogate markers of cerebral small vessel disease

Research Projects/Collaborations

Current Research Projects

- Brain Dynamics in the sensorimotor integration and cognitive-motor control in older individuals.

- Parsing acute brain dysfunction through the assessment of EEG dynamics.

- Cerebral small vessel disease and retinal vasculature.

Ph.D. students interested in any of the following topics are welcome:

1- Brain dynamics, sensorimotor integration and cognitive-motor control (incl. gait & balance)

2- Neural basis of central auditory disorders in older adults

3- Electrophysiological markers of degenerative and mental diseases

4- Cerebral small vessel disease and retinal vasculature.

 

Internal Collaborators

- Dr Amanda Hall - Psychology Dep, LHS

- Dr Rebekka Heitmar - Optometry & Vision Science Dept, LHS

- Dr Antonio Fratini - Biomedical Engineering Dept, LHS

 

 External Collaborators

- Prof Daysi Garcia Agustin - Cuban Centre for Longevity, Ageing and Health Studies, Cuba

- Dr Yisel Rodriguez Aldana - Center for Neuroscience, Signal and Image Processing. University of Oriente, Cuba

- Dr Tonny Veenith - Neurocritical Care Unit, Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital

PhD Supervision

Ahmed Gilani - Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Birmingham

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate teaching

BSc in Audiology

  • Introductory Science II (HS1IS2)

 Postgraduate teaching

MSc in Clinical Sciences and PgCert/MSc in Clinical Neurophysiology 

  • Neurophysiology Practice (NS3NP1)
  • EEG in Practice (NS2EE1)
  • Dissertation II: Research Project (NS2RP1_T1T2_A)
  • Dissertation III: Research Project (NS3RP2_T1T2_A)
  • Quality Improvement (CHMSI1)

Responsibilities

Program Director - Clinical Neurophysiology

Funding Applications and Awards

2019            GCRF (Aston Internal call). Holder: Valia Rodriguez. Promoting healthy ageing in an adverse socioeconomic context: a pilot study to investigate the dynamics of sensorimotor integration and cognitive processing in the elderly. 9 468 GBP.

2015-2017   CITMA. Holder: Vivian Martin. Update of Neuronic Neurophysiological applications. 1 260 000 CUP. Role: Co-investigator. 

2015-2017   CITMA. Holder: Pedro Valdes-Sosa. Biomarkers of sub-clinical cerebral disease due to a metabolic syndrome. 718 300 CUP. Role: Co-investigator. 

2014-2015   CITMA. Holder: Valia Rodriguez. Continuous EEG monitor for Intensive Care Units. 136 876 CUP.

2008- 2011  CITMA. Holder: Valia Rodriguez. Neural Basis of Attention and its Disorders. 70 829 CUP.

2007            Royal Society. Holder: Valia Rodriguez.Study of attentional disorders with fMRI and MEG. 4240 GBP. 

2005-2006   British Council. Holders: John Duncan (MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit) & Mitchell Valdes­ Sosa (Cuban Neuroscience  Center). Neural Basis of Attention and its Disorders. 7500 GBP. Role: co-investigator.

2002-2003   TWAS. Holder: Valia Rodriguez. Role of the spiral ganglion cell survival on the preservation of auditory system function after a sensorineural hearing loss. 30 000 USD. 

Clinical Experience

2010-2017, Consultant in Intensive Care Clinical Neurophysiology, Clinical-Surgical Hospital 'Hnos Ameijeiras', Havana Cuba

1993 - 2017, Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Cuban Center for Neurosciences, Cuba

Membership of Professional Bodies

British Clinical Neurophysiology Society

ILAE - British Chapter

British Neuroscience Association

Cuban Society for Neuroscience

 Cuban Society for Clinical Neurophysiology;

Professional/editorial offices

Editor Board - Clinical Neurophysiology Practice

General

Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Mental Health First Aider 

Contact Details

Room: VS115
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4422
Email: v.rodriguez@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

19982003

Award Date: 3 Dec 2003

MD

19891993

Award Date: 3 May 1993

MBBS

19831989

Award Date: 15 Aug 1989

External positions

Professor

20102017

Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology

20102017

Head of Perception & Cognition Group

20092014

Senior Researcher

19982010

Head of Experimental Neuroscience Group

19982008

Junior Researcher

19931998

Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology

19932017

Medical Resident in Clinical Neurophysiology

19891993

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