Bryony Goulding Mew: ‘Before the Master, I would have never thought I could complete a project in computational neuroscience!’

What is your name?

​Bryony Goulding Mew

Where are you from?

Oxford, UK

To which class you belong to?

MSc Translational Neuroscience, Class of 2019

Where and what did you study before joining Imperial College London?

BSc Neuroscience at the University of Manchester, UK

How did you find your Master experience at the College?

The University was a wonderful place to be. I loved being surrounded by fellow scientists. The Translational Neuroscience course was stimulating and challenging. The lectures and theoretical content were balanced well with research, and it was a great way to put our understanding and critical thinking into practice. It is also a great feeling knowing you are working with some of the best scientists in their field

Which research project did you work on?

I worked with Dr Adam Hampshire and Dr Stefano Sandrone on a computational neuroimaging project which aimed to map the neural correlates of visual, rule and motor conflict in the human brain

Where are you now? /What are you working on?

I am currently writing up my Master project for publication. I am also working as a domiciliary carer with a view to applying for graduate medicine this year

What is the most important lesson you learnt as a Master student?

To have more confidence in my own abilities. My lecturers and supervisors at Imperial were always so supportive and reminded me that they were once in my shoes. Before the Master, I would have never thought I could complete a project in computational neuroscience!

How did the Master programme help you get to where you are now?

It has provided me with a love of science, problem-solving and critical thinking. It has given me the impetus and confidence to apply for graduate medicine