Nadia is a cognitive neuroscientist and neuropsychologist working in the field of applied neuroscience since 2005. Nadia’s involvement in neurofeedback started with a stroke rehabilitation project during her studies of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. Intrigued by the positive outcome of this project, Nadia went on to train with Dr Doerte Klein and joined her pioneering neurotherapy clinic in Hannover, Germany. There Nadia gained her initial invaluable experience in designing therapy plans and supervising neuro-training sessions of a wide range of clients presenting with various affective, cognitive and motor symptoms.
Following a period of further studies at the Ruhr-University of Bochum and clinical and research work at academic and clinical settings in Germany and in the UK, Nadia moved to the private sector, providing qEEG consultancy and neurofeedback mentoring services for individual therapists and companies and lecturing for the European Institute of Biofeedback and Applied Neuroscience.
In 2016 Nadia founded the Bright Brain Centre London to implement her vision of fully personalised integrative neurotherapy. Nadia’s unique approach combining various types of neurofeedback training and qEEG-guided non-invasive brain stimulation, her experience, knowledge and commitment have since brightened many brains and changed many lives for better.
Nadia has a special interest in in-depth EEG brain anlaysis, in peripheral psycho/physiology (ECG, EMG and SCL) analysis and in understanding how CNS and ANS interact to bring into emergence human experiences, mental states and inter-human connection.
In her research work, Nadia is focusing on neurodivergence, on combining stimulation methods to unlock the healing potential of altered states of consciousness, and on nhyper-scanning (inter-personal neural synchronisation).
Nadia is a certified neurofeedback therapist with training from BCIA, Stress Therapy Solutions, SAN and European Institute of Biofeedback and Applied Neuroscience. She is fortunate to have trained with world leading experts in the field of qEEG and neurofeedback, such as Dr Tom Collura, Dr Jay Gunkelman, Dr Doerte Klein, Dr Mark Jones, Prof. Juri Kropotov, Prof. Cynthia Kerson, Prof. Paul Swingle, Mark Smith, Dr Robert Thatcher and Dr Nick Dogris. In the field of biofeedback and brain stimulation techniques, Nadia studied with Prof. Richard Gevirtz, Dr Tiffany Thompson, Dr. Nick Dogris, UCL Neuroscience and Neuromodulation Department and Jamie Moore RN.
Nadia is member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the International Society for Neurofeedback Research (ISNR), the International Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) and a postgraduate member of the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) and the European Federation of Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and attends regularly relevant professional conferences and meetings to ensure that her expertise is up-to-date with the newest developments in the field.
THE BRIGHT BRAIN EXPERT NETWORK
Nadia is grateful for the plentiful excellent collaborations with key experts in the field of applied neuroscience and neuro-modulation
Dr. Tiffany Thompson and Dr Nicholas Dogris
Dr. Thompson is a licensed psychotherapist, and neurofeedback practitioner. She has worked in neurology clinics, as well as clinical settings. She holds two Masters degrees, one in Depth Counseling Psychology and another in Communication from Pacifica Graduate Institute and the University of Maryland, respectively. She has a PhD in Psychology; her dissertation was on the intersection of psychodynamic psychology model of the psyche and electroencephalography (EEG).
Dr. Thompson has served as the Executive Director of the Western Association of Biofeedback and Neuroscience, and worked as a neurodiagnostician in neurology clinics.
Dr. Dogris is the CEO and Co-founder of NeuroField, Inc., a company that develops specialized neurostimulation and neurofeedback modalities designed to restore functionality to the brain. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and specializes in Health Psychology, wellness and mind body physiology. He is an expert in QEEG brain mapping and is a board certified QEEG Diplomate. He is also board certified in neurofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Over the last 25 years Dr. Dogris has innovated many neurofeedback interventions and invented the NeuroField neurostimulation/ neuromodulation system in 2007. In clinic, he continues to innovate and create new ways to bring balance to the brain in the effort to improve the functionality of the person.
Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD
Jay Gunkelman, QEEG Diplomate, is recognized as one of the top leaders in the field of EEG and QEEG, and has processed over 500,000 EEGs since 1972. He has served as president of The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, as well as a board member and treasurer of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is a past-president of the Biofeedback Society of California. Jay has conducted, published or participated in hundreds of research papers, articles, books and meetings internationally. He continues to lecture on EEG/QEEG at neuroscience meetings worldwide. He has co-authored the textbook on EEG artifacting (2001). Jay remains busy with current projects and publications related to his seminal paper on EEG endophenotypes (2005, Clinical Electroencephalography). He is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Brain Science International and is a popular lecturer worldwide on the topic of QEEG and phenotype identification of neurological disorders.
Dr Robert Thatcher, PhD
Dr Robert Thatcher, PhD is researcher physiologist, President and CEO of Applied Neuroscience International and creator of Neuroguide and Neuronavigator software for EEG recording, analysis and 3-D neuroimaging.
Dr Thatcher is among the most distinguished applied neuroscience researchers world-wide; having collaborated on multiple scientific projects with the USA Department of Defence he is also the creator of the Applied Neuroscience International EEG-Normative database.
Robert W. Thatcher received a Ph.D. in biopsychology and a B.S. in Chemistry. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in neurobiology and neurophysiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine before joining the faculty of NYU. He was a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland before he joined the National Institutes of Health in 1991 as the program manager for the integration of 128 channel EEG with MRI and PET. Dr. Thatcher was also the EEG and MRI principal investigator for the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration Head Injury Program (DVHIP) at the Bay Pines, VA. from 1993-2001. Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D., is currently the President/CEO of Applied Neuroscience, Inc. He is certified as an expert in both conventional electroencephalography and quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), has read over 20,000 EEGs, and has written or supervised the writing of over 10,000 clinical EEG reports.
Mark Lewellyn Smith, LCSW, BCN, QEEG-D
Mark Llewellyn Smith is the owner and Clinical Director of Neurofeedback Services of New York. He is a licensed clinical social worker, whose early career was established in the world of work, providing clinical services to the nurses, doctors, and staff of NYU Medical Center and Downtown Hospital in New York City.
In private practice since 2000, Mark is a leading developer, teacher, and clinician of neurofeedback interventions. Infraslow Fluctuation (ISF) training, now a primary intervention in EEG biofeedback therapy, was developed by Mark from his experience training the “Ultradian” rhythms: the lowest energy the brain produces. This type of neurofeedback has had a profound, positive impact on the lives of his clients, as well as, the clients of the hundreds of therapists he has taught in the last decade.