Hayriye Cagnan studied Electrical and Electronics engineering at Cornell University as a Fulbright Scholar and specialized in signal processing and biomedical engineering (2000-2004). In 2004, she was awarded a British Chevening scholarship and was accepted to the Master of Science programme in Engineering and Physical Science in Medicine at Imperial College. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience in a joint placement between the University of Amsterdam and Philips Research Laboratories in 2010. Subsequently, Hayriye joined Professor Peter Brown’s research group at University of Oxford and worked on tremor pathophysiology.
In 2015, Hayriye was awarded a MRC Skills Development Fellowship and joined the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London. She is also an Associate member of the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (BNDU).