Phyllis Mania

Phyllis is currently writing up her PhD thesis on action planning in the brain. After her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, she specialised in Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University, NL, where she used fMRI to investigate stress and resilience for her Master’s thesis. In 2012 she started as a PhD candidate at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Her research mainly focused on how the brain prepares movements with different body parts. Last year Phyllis left her job at uni to work for a co-ed scout organisation, realising that the outdoors suit her better than the lab. She is still fond of the scientific world though, nourishing her inner geek with talks on astrophysics.
When she is not brooding over her thesis, you can most likely find her practicing roller derby or photographing for her blog.
Phyllis is on Twitter as @lilli_alicia and Instagram @lillialicia.