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Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Breathe Oxford, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Sarah Finnegan holding a microphone presenting

My research focuses on breathlessness in patients with chronic lung disease. I am particularly interested in using computational techniques to better understand breathlessness and to develop personalised medicine programmes.

My interest in neuroscience began during my Biomedical Sciences BSc at Kings College London, which I furthered with a Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. After working as a researcher in London for two years, I moved to Oxford in 2012 to complete my PhD in visual neuroscience. Now I combine my interest in cutting edge technology and analysis with large patient populations to investigate why there is little agreement between clinical measures of lung function and breathlessness perception.

As well as doing research, I also love talking about it! I am a keen science communicator and I run our public engagement programme. Before the Royal Society we’ve been involved in lots of school and science festival events and I have even been a contestant in 'I’m a Researcher Get Me Out Of Here!'