Adarsh Makdani


Adarsh Makdani
PhD Student / Research Assistant
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology

Room 3.16, Tom Reilly Building
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
L3 3AF

+44 (0)151 904 6348


I joined SomAffect in 2014, beginning a 3 year PhD (by research) which is supported by the Pain Relief Foundation.

Prior to that, I read Neuroscience with Psychology (BSc. Hons.) at the School of Medical Sciences, within the University of Aberdeen.

The biomedical science degree is the foundation on which I’m working to build a multidisciplinary understanding of the nervous system, with a strong focus on mental health, and clinical research.

The aim of my PhD research is to further the understanding of peripheral pain mechanisms.

Sensory psychophysiological testing alongside Microneurography, will be used to investigate the electrophysiological properties of afferent nerve fibres (in humans), in both normal, and neuropathic pain models/ states.

The PhD supervisors are Francis McGlone, Susannah Walker and David Moore. Microneurography is conducted in partnership with Andrew Marshall.

I’m a strong advocate for scientific communication, and public engagement with research. I’m proud to be a part of SomAffect, and a member of the growing scientific community within LJMU and the Research Centre for Brain & Behaviour. I’m also grateful to the Pain Relief Foundation for supporting and encouraging research into chronic pain.

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