Research Focus


  • Brain Networks
  • Hallucinations
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neurodegenerative Brain Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computational modelling
  • Cross-sectional and cohort studies
  • Other
  • Science Culture

  • Women in Neuroscience
  • Mentorship
  • Open Access
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    Dr Marcella Montagnese

    University Position
    Junior Research Fellow


    I am a multidisciplinary researcher in the field of neuroscience, specialising in neuroimaging and computational psychiatry. I work on two main areas: (i) using real-world memory clinic data from the NHS in combination with machine learning methods to develop early markers for dementia detection and prognosis; (ii) investigating hallucinations across psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases with state-of-the-art methods to identify shared brain networks and biomarkers linked to psychosis. Beyond my research, I am an ambassador for the Women Techmakers Initiative powered by Google, where I actively advocate for underrepresented groups, promote open access to coding and AI resources, and foster an inclusive tech community.

    Key Publications