Based at the University of Manchester, Professor Hamdy’s research interests include neural mechanisms within the GI system, with a particular focus on neuroplasticity and functional recovery following brain injury. He has a particular focus on aspects of TMS, and has utilised a number of complimentary imaging modalities including PET and fMRI. His most recent work examined therapeutic interventions in driving cortical plasticity and recovery after cerebral injury, particularly medical device based neurostimulation, which led to the foundation of a MedTech spin-out company, Phagenesis Ltd., for which Professor Hamdy acts as chief scientific officer. His research has attracted external grant income from Medical Research Council (MRC), Wellcome Trust, RfPB NIHR and Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). He has published over 80 peer-reviewed research papers and contributed to 8 books.