School of Computing

Srivas Chennu

Lecturer

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  • Room M3-38
    Medway Building
    Chatham Maritime,
    ME4 4AG

Publications

My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Research Interests

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I am a lecturer in eHealth at the University of Kent and a senior research associate at the University of Cambridge. My research focuses on how the brain mechanisms underlying consciousness are altered in sleep, sedation, meditation, and the vegetative and minimally conscious states. This work has been published in The Lancet, Neurology, PLOS and Brain.

With funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Evelyn Trust, and the National Institute for Health Research, I am applying this science to improve diagnostic and prognostic decision making for patients in these states. I have shown that electroencephalography can be used to characterise brain networks, measure cognition and even detect hidden awareness in patients at their bedside. This research program has received considerable public and media interest, including from BBC Radio 4, World Service, Discovery Channel, Wired Magazine, New Scientist, The Washington Post and Der Spiegel.

News


Aug 2017: NEW!: We are on the cover of the August issue of Brain. Read the paper here: "Brain networks predict metabolism, diagnosis and prognosis at the bedside in disorders of consciousness".




May 2017: A research grant awarded by the EPSRC will fund our MOHAWK project. I will be advertising for a researcher on this project, more details soon!




Jan 2017: I provided expert commentary to ITV News at Ten about a high-profile study on a new brain-computer interfacing technology that enabled communication with completely locked-in patients.




Dec 2016: BBC Radio 4 commisioned a documentary highlighting our research into developing bedside assessment for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Listen to it here!




Nov 2016: Think Kent recorded my talk on the mohawk of consciousness. Here's the video:

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Last Updated: 21/09/2017