Having completed an MSci in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Birmingham, Daniel is currently researching whether non-invasive, transcutaneous neuromodulation can improve exercise capacity in individuals with spinal cord injury in Dr Tom Nightingale’s lab, funded by Spinal Research.
Why neuroscience research in spinal cord injury is important to Daniel
"Spinal cord injury not only affects motor function but also leads to dysregulated autonomic cardiovascular control, which has a profound impact on cardiorespiratory fitness and may explain the increased risk of chronic disease. Whilst epidural spinal cord stimulation can attenuate these impairments, it is constrained by its cost and the invasive surgical procedure involved. However, by harnessing my passion for exercise physiology, I relish the opportunity to explore whether non-invasive, transcutaneous neuromodulation can improve exercise capacity in individuals with spinal cord injury. Potentially this approach may offer a safe and more efficacious exercise strategy to be used the future."