Biography

I am psychology and neuroscience academic with a PhD in psychology. I have research, clinical and teaching experiences in a number of different fields; affective neuroscience, cognition, ageing, Alzheimer’s, mental health, neuroimaging, psychophysiology, immune markers, neuropsychology and research methods. The main themes of my research has been focused on older & younger adults in the context of interactions between mechanisms of emotional and cognition functioning and psychological and neural models.

Since completing my PhD (Behavioural and neural correlates of emotional regulation and well-being in older adults) I have had two post-doc research roles: One at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia (ISD) in Munich, focusing on multimodal imaging (EEG-fMRI combined) of human brain changes in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular disease; Next I undertook a project at the University of Southampton measuring the effect of drugs which target acid sensing ion channels (ASICs) that may reduce anxiety, achieved by using the CO2 challenge to induce the anxiety in healthy volunteers (EOG, immune markers and behavioural). Throughout my roles during my PhD and post-doc experience I have co-supervised BSc, MSc and PhD students on their research projects.

Here at the University of East Anglia (UEA) I am an experimental officer. I work on multiple research projects: One looks at Cognition development in Deaf children and the impact upon neural connections in key neural correlates using fNIRS to assess neural activity; Another relates to work involving the youth justice services, accessing the success of a summer arts project of reducing subsequent offending behaviour.

Career History

Research Fellow in Psychopharmacology, University of Southampton: 
Jul 2016 → Oct 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research,
Klinikum der Universität München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität LMU,
Munich, Germany: 
Nov 2013 → Mar 2016

Academic Background

PhD Psychology, University of Reading - 2015

MSc(hons) Neuroscience, University of Manchester - 2004

BSc(hons) Human Biology & Psychology (GBR), Staffordshire University - 2002

All Publications

Franzmeier, N., Hartmann, J., Taylor, A. N. W., Araque-Caballero, M. Á., Simon-Vermot, L., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L. M., Bürger, K., Catak, C., Janowitz, D., Müller, C., Ertl-Wagner, B., Stahl, R., Dichgans, M., Duering, M., Ewers, M.

(2018)

The left frontal cortex supports reserve in aging by enhancing functional network efficiency,

in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy

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article no. 28

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Franzmeier, N., Hartmann, J. C., Taylor, A. N., Araque Caballero, M. Á., Simon-Vermot, L., Buerger, K., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L. M., Ertl-Wagner, B., Mueller, C., Catak, C., Janowitz, D., Stahl, R., Dichgans, M., Duering, M., Ewers, M.

(2017)

Left Frontal Hub Connectivity during Memory Performance Supports Reserve in Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment,

in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

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pp. 1381-1392

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Franzmeier, N., Göttler, J., Grimmer, T., Drzezga, A., Áraque-Caballero, M. A., Simon-Vermot, L., Taylor, A. N. W., Bürger, K., Catak, C., Janowitz, D., Müller, C., Duering, M., Sorg, C., Ewers, M.

(2017)

Resting-State Connectivity of the Left Frontal Cortex to the Default Mode and Dorsal Attention Network Supports Reserve in Mild Cognitive Impairment,

in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

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article no. 264

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Franzmeier, N., Caballero, M. Á. A., Taylor, A. N. W., Simon-Vermot, L., Buerger, K., Ertl-Wagner, B., Mueller, C., Catak, C., Janowitz, D., Baykara, E., Gesierich, B., Duering, M., Ewers, M.

(2017)

Resting-state global functional connectivity as a biomarker of cognitive reserve in mild cognitive impairment,

in Brain Imaging and Behavior

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pp. 368-382

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Taylor, A. N., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L. M., Gesierich, B., Simon-Vermot, L., Franzmeier, N., Araque Caballero, M. Á., Müller, S., Hesheng, L., Ertl-Wagner, B., Bürger, K., Weiner, M. W., Dichgans, M., Duering, M., Ewers, M.

(2017)

Tract-specific white matter hyperintensities disrupt neural network function in Alzheimer's disease,

in Alzheimer's and Dementia

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pp. 225-235

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Zhang, Y., Simon-Vermot, L., Araque Caballero, M. Á., Gesierich, B., Taylor, A. N., Duering, M., Dichgans, M., Ewers, M.

(2016)

Enhanced resting-state functional connectivity between core memory-task activation peaks is associated with memory impairment in MCI,

in Neurobiology of Aging

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pp. 43-49

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Morriss, J., Taylor, A. N., Roesch, E. B., van Reekum, C. M.

(2013)

Still feeling it: the time course of emotional recovery from an attentional perspective,

in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

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article no. 201

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Völlm, B. A., Taylor, A. N., Richardson, P., Corcoran, R., Stirling, J., McKie, S., Deakin, J. F., Elliott, R.

(2006)

Neuronal correlates of theory of mind and empathy: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study in a nonverbal task,

in NeuroImage

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pp. 90-98

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