Dr Alokananda Rudra
Alokananda is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the Centre for Developmental Disorders in the Department of Psychology at Durham University.
With a degree in Physiology, followed by an MSc in Biophysics and Molecular Biology from the University of Calcutta, Alokananda went on to work on a project translating autism tools into native Indian languages, which led to a Felix Foundation Scholarship and a PhD from Reading University.
Following a three year career break, having worked as a researcher in Israel, looking at local and global variability in brain responses to visual and auditory stimuli, she is now returning to research to investigate potential mechanisms underlying atypical sensory processing.
Due to finish in 2023, Alokananda’s Fellowship is sponsored by Durham University and is entitled: Making sense of the autistic sensory world
Read Alokananda’s blog for the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science: