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Dr Jon Brooks

Dr Jon Brooks

Dr Jon Brooks
BSc(Dunelm.), MSc(Lond.), PhD(Liv.)

Senior Research Fellow

Office 4D27a
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Dr Brooks uses a combination of sensory testing and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate the function of the human nervous system. In particular, he has used MRI to study the brain's response to pain in healthy controls and patients. Most recently he has been developing techniques to study the human spinal cord with functional MRI.

Dr Brooks collaborates widely across the University with researchers working on pain (Professor Tony Pickering, Dr Robbie Drake), motor control (Professor Richard Apps), nutrition based research (Professor Jeff Brunstrom), engineering maths (Dr Rosalyn Moran), neonatal development (Dr Ela Chakkarapani), and multiple sclerosis (Dr Jade Thai, Dr Rosie Jones).

Nationally Dr Brooks collaborates with researchers within the University of Oxford (Dr Falk Eippert, Professor Irene Tracey) and Kings College London (Dr Matthew Howard, Professor Steve McMahon, Professor Steve Williams, Professor Gareth Barker). Internationally Dr Brooks works with researchers at Aarhus University (Denmark) to study patients with phantom limb pain (Professor Nanna Brix Finnerup) and nutrition based researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands (Dr Paul Smeets, Dr Guido Camps).


Dr Brooks lectures within the Schools of Experimental Psychology (EP) on the Contemporary Issues on Psychology module (focussing on pain neuroscience) and on the Creating Psychological Experiments module with Dr Sanni Quadflieg (focussing on stimulus delivery software in PsychoPy). He also lectures within the School of Physiology Pharmacology and Neuroscience (PPN) on the Neuroscience of Pain module.



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