"Our movement is the best measurable output of our brain. By linking body movement and brain activity measurements during real-world behaviour, we can better understand the neurobehavioural mechanisms of neurodegeneration and improve treatment delivery." Shlomi Haar
UK DRI Emerging Leader
With a background in biomedical engineering and experience in electrophysiology, Dr Shlomi Haar worked as an engineer in a human neuroimaging lab before pursuing a PhD studying movement encoding in the human brain at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In 2017, he was awarded a prestigious Royal Society – Kohn International Fellowship, joining the Brain and Behaviour Lab at Imperial College London. Here, he addressed the neurobehavioural changes during the learning process of novel real-life complex motor skills. Dr Haar became an Edmond and Lily Safra Research Fellow in 2020 at the Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, before becoming a UK DRI Emerging Leader at the Care Research and Technology Centre in 2021 – sponsored by UK DRI Group Leader Dr Tim Constandinou. In his research programme, Dr Haar investigates the neurobehavioural mechanisms of movement disorders and their treatments, specifically regarding deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease.