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 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 busy neurotherapy clinic in Hannover, Germany. There Nadia gained valuable 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 100% personalised neurotherapy. Nadia’s unique approach combining 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 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, Prof. Juri Kropotov, Prof Cynthia Kerson, 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 and Jamie Moore RN.
Nadia is member of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the International Society for Neurofeedback Research (ISNR) 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 events to ensure that her expertise is up-to-date with the newest developments in the field.
Nicola has joined the Bright Brain Centre in February 2019. Nicola recently moved to London from Vancouver where she worked in the world-renowned neurotherapy clinic of Dr Paul Swingle. Nicola is a psychologist with qualifications from the Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University where she completed a MSc in Applied Psychology (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies). Nicola is a trained Psychological Well-being Practitioner and she brings to the Bright Brain Centre valuable experience in administration of Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
Nicola has a love of working with children and she has experience working as a Behavioural Interventionist applying Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for children with intellectual difficulties. Additionally, Nicola has worked with young adults within the homeless community in Vancouver. Maintaining a client centered approach and encouraging others to reach their potential is at the core of Nicola’s therapeutic style.
THE BRIGHT BRAIN CENTRE EXPERT NETWORK
The Bright Brain Centre team maintains strong relationship with key experts in the field of neuroregulation who can advise/give second opinion in most complex cases.
Dr. Tiffany Thompson and Dr Nikholas 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 Plamen Dimitrov, MD
Dr Plamen Dimtrov, MD, is a Consultant Neurologist and an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of Varna, at the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience. Dr Dimitrov also holds a MSc degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. Dr Dimitrov’s research is focused on quantitative EEG, neurofeedback, and NIBS methods, such as rTMS and tDCS and he is currently completing a PhD thesis on qEEG analysis and qEEG-based treatment of children diagnosed with Autism and Asperger syndrome. Dr Dimitrov’s valuable clinical expertise in utilizing rTMS, tDCS and EEG-biofeedback with children suffering from Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and behavioural problems is helping us make the best decisions regarding treatment options in particularly challenging cases.
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.