Dr. Nigel Rogasch completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in neurophysiology at the University of Adelaide in 2007 and a PhD in neuroscience at Monash University in 2014. He currently holds an NHMRC early career fellowship and leads the Brain Stimulation Research Stream within the Brain and Mental Health Laboratory.
Nigel’s research focuses on using combined brain stimulation and neuroimaging methods to investigate brain structure and function. He is particularly interested in the neural mechanisms of underlying cognition (working memory), and the pathophysiology of severe mental illnesses (schizophrenia). He specialises in combined transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroencephalography (EEG), having written and released TESA, a comprehensive open-source toolbox for TMS-EEG analysis available in EEGLAB.
Nigel has published over 35 articles, holds ~$2 million in competitive research funding and has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings. In 2016, Nigel was awarded the inaugural ECR award from the Australasian Brain Stimulation Meeting recognising outstanding contributions to the field of brain stimulation.
Rogasch, N. C., Sullivan, C., Thomson, R. H., Rose, N. S., Bailey, N. W., Fitzgerald, P. B., Farzan, F., Hernandez-Pavon, J. C. (2017). Analysing concurrent transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalographic data: A review and introduction to the open-source TESA software. NeuroImage. 147:934-951.
Rogasch, N. C., Daskalakis, Z. J., Fitzgerald, P. B. (2015). Cortical inhibition of distinct mechanisms in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is related to working memory performance: A TMS-EEG study. Cortex. 64:68-77.
Rogasch, N. C., Thomson, R. H., Farzan, F., Fitzgibbon, B. M., Bailey, N. W., Hernandez-Pavon, J. C., Daskalakis, Z. J., Fitzgerald, P. B. (2014). Removing artefacts from TMS-EEG recordings using independent component analysis: Importance for assessing prefrontal and motor cortex network properties. NeuroImage. 101C:425-439.
Rogasch, N. C., Daskalakis, Z. J., Fitzgerald, P. B. (2013). Mechanisms underlying long-interval cortical inhibition in human motor cortex: a TMS-EEG study. Journal of Neurophysiology. 109(1):89-98.
Rogasch, N. C., Fitzgerald, P. B. (2013). Assessing cortical network properties using TMS-EEG. Human Brain Mapping. 34(7):1652-69.