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Kohinoor Darda

Postdoctoral Researcher

Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK
Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Emily Cross in the SoBA lab at the University of Glasgow, UK & Macquarie University, Sydney. As a professional Indian classical dancer (Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam), I am excited to integrate all things dance with all things neuroscience in my postdoc!


  1. 2020


    Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK and Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney
  2. 2016-2019


    Psychology, Bangor University, U.K
  3. 2014–2015


    Foundations of Clinical Psychology, Bangor University, Wales
  4. 2011 -2014


    Psychology, Fergusson College, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India

Professional Appointments

  1. 2015
    Research Assistant
    At Klinik fuer Psychiatrie and Psychotherapie, Freiburg, Germany
  2. 2011 - 2014
    Research Assistant
    At FLOW, Social Science Research Organisation, Pune, India
  3. 2015
    At KlinikfuerPsychiatrie and Psychotherapie, Freiburg, Germany. Introduction to CBT for children and adolescents on the Autism spectrum and with ADHD
  4. 2013
    with Psychiatrist and Counselor, Dr. Hemant Chandorkar, Pune, India
  5. 2012
    SantulanDe-addiction Centre, Pune, India
  6. 2012 - 2014
    At the Poona School and Home for the Blind, and Writer for Blind Students
  7. 2016 - 2018
    Graduate Instructor
    On Research Methods and Statistics, Undergraduate Year 1 and 2 Modules, Bangor University, UK
  8. 2014 - 2015
    Exam Supervisor and Invigilator
    Bangor University, UK
  9. 2011 - 2014
    Private Tuition/Teaching
    Teaching dance, English, and computers to individuals with hearing and speaking disabilities, and children with ASD, ADHD, mild mental retardation.
  10. 2008 - 2014
    Dance Instructor
    Nupurnad Academy for Music and Dance, Pune, and Nrityapriya Kuchipudi Dance Academy, Pune, India

Awards, Grants & Scholarships

  • 2019
    Trainee Professional Development Award for scientific merit and excellence in PhD research
    Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • 2019
    Graduate Speaker Representative
    College of Human Sciences at University-wide Research Conference, Bangor University, UK
  • 2019
    $8000 (AUD) in Travel Grants and Awards
    Guarantors of Brain, UK, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), School of Psychology, Bangor University, UK, and British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN), UK
  • 2018
    £400 Travel Grant to attend Aegina Summer School
    Greece by Guarantors of Brain
  • 2018
    £200 Student bursary to attend the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting
    University of Glasgow
  • 2015
    €1350 Erasmus Grant for an Erasmus+ placement
    The University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2015
    Best Student Award in MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology
    Bangor University, UK
  • 2014
    £5000 Merit-based Scholarship awarded as tuition waiver
    The Bangor University, UK for the MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  • 2014
    Best Student Award in BA Psychology
    Fergusson College, Pune