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Centre for Neuroscience in Education


Dr. Kanad Mandke is a Research Associate with the Centre for Neuroscience in Education working on the Botnar Project since January 2019. He is also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Magdalene College.



Kanad completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Nottingham. His thesis was titled "Magnetoencephalographic dynamics and adaptive brain networks across multiple timescales”. This work was supported by the prestigious Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence. Kanad earned MSc in Brain Imaging from the University of Nottingham, where he was supported by the Developing Solutions scholarship. He has a Bachelor's in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology.

Kanad is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.


My research interests include analysis of brain networks and understanding the neurophysiological basis of speech processing. To this end, I primarily use magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG) along with behavioural experiments.

On the Botnar project, our goal is to develop remediation strategies for children with dyslexia. We test various remediation strategies by performing naturalistic listening experiments in MEG with typically developing children and children with dyslexia. 


Key publications: 

Mandke, K. (2019, October 10). Publish or Perish: How Is This Still A Thing?. Behavioural & Social Sciences at Nature Research. 

Mandke, K., Meier, J., Brookes, M. J., O’Dea, R. D., van Mieghem, P., Stam, C. J., Hillebrand, A., & Tewarie, P. (2018). Comparing multilayer brain networks between groups: Introducing graph metrics and recommendations. NeuroImage, 166, 371-384.


Other publications: 

Mandke, K., Brookes, M. J., Hillebrand, A., Meier. J., O'Dea, R., Van Mieghem, P. F., Stam, C. J., & Tewarie, P. (2017, May 9-10). Comparing multilayer brain networks between groups. MEG-Nord, Aarhus, Denmark.

Mandke, K., O'Neill, G., Tewarie, P., Adjamian, P., & Schürmann, M. (2016, March 21-23). MEG signatures of auditory change detection. MEG-UK, York, UK.

Mandke, K., O'Neill, G., Adjamian, P., & Schürmann, M. (2016, September 12-14). Pre-frontal oscillatory responses in auditory oddball task. British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, Budapest, Hungary.

Mandke, K., Vanaja, C. S., Sruthi, S. G., & Patil, S. (2013, February 1-3). Ear asymmetries in right & left handers on dichotic digits test. Indian Speech and Hearing Association, Chennai, India. 

Mandke, K., & Vanaja, C. S. (2012, January 19-21). Effects of familiarity and unfamiliarity on informational masking. Indian Speech and Hearing Association, Hyderabad, India.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

At the University of Cambridge Kanad has supervised the projects of undergraduate students, in addition to being a graduate advisor for PhD students at CNE. These projects include:

  • Lloyd Morgan (BSc) - "Coughs, Sneezes, Laughter, and Developmental Dyslexia"
  • Lyla Parvez (PhD) - "Atypical neural processing of speech stimuli in children with Developmental Language Disorder"

Other Professional Activities


Indian Speech and Hearing Association
Rehabilitation Council of India 
British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience 
Kanad co-chairs departmental Research Staff committee. 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact Details

Available for consultancy