Dr Stephanie Forkel obtained pan-European training focused on clinical psychology and neuroimaging with an educational focus on post-mortem and forensic sciences. After a series of placements with distinctive research groups she settled in London to investigate connectional neuroanatomy in the healthy and pathological brain (callosal agenesis, schizophrenia, and stroke). Within that area Stephanie’s research is capitalising on the anatomy of stroke-induced neuropathologies (aphasia, anosognosia) and the structural predictors of their recovery. This work is always integrating the history of neuroanatomy, with an emphasis on white matter connections.
Stephanie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and the DAAD UK Network of German Academics. She is also a member of the Organisation of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), a scientific committee member of the International School of Clinical Neuroanatomy (ISOCN), and chairs the Clinical Neuroanatomy Seminars. Stephanie was elected amongst distinct young scientists to participate at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2014 and the NIH-funded UCLA Summer School 2014.
Her PhD work that culminated in this Stroke Research Day has been published in Brain.