Molly Rea

Personal photo - Molly Rea

Molly Rea

Ph.D. Student
University of Nottingham
University Park

Doctoral Training Programme


Wearable Magnetoencephalography (MEG) using Optically-Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs) - The focus of my Ph.D. project is to expand the range of motion possible when scanning using a wearable OPM-MEG system, to access novel experimental paradigms and enable scanning of participant cohorts ill-suited for study using cryogenic MEG systems


Molly Rea, Niall Holmes, Ryan M. Hill, et. al. Precision magnetic field modelling and control for wearable magnetoencephalography, NeuroImage, 241, 2021

Niall Holmes, Molly Rea, Ryan M. Hill, et. al. Naturalistic hyperscanning with wearable magnetoencephalography, bioRxiv, 2021

Elena Boto, Vishal Shah, Ryan M. Hill, et. al. Triaxial detection of the neuromagnetic field using optically-pumped magnetometry: feasibility and application in children, NeuroImage, 252, 2022

Benjamin Wittewrongel, Niall Holmes, Elena Boto, et. al. Practical real-time MEG-based neural interfacing with optically pumped magnetometers, BMC Biology, 19, 2021

Stephanie J. Mellor, Tim Tierney, George C. O'Neill, et. al. Magnetic field mapping and correction for moving OP-MEG, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 69, 2021

Matthew J. Brookes, Elena Boto, Molly Rea, et. al. Theoretical advantages of a triaxial optically pumped magnetometer magnetoencephalography system, NeuroImage, 236, 2021

Elena Boto, Ryan M. Hill, Molly Rea, et. al. Measuring functional connectivity with wearable MEG, NeuroImage, 230, 2021

Ryan M. Hill, Elena Boto, Molly Rea, et. al. Multi-channel whole-head OPM-MEG: Helmet design and a comparison with a conventional system, NeuroImage, 219, 2020

Gillian Roberts, Niall Holmes, Nicholas Alexander, et. al. Towards OPM-MEG in a virtual reality environment, NeuroImage, 199, 2019


MSc Physics First Class (Hons) - University of Nottingham 2014-2018


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - I am passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM, and was an EDI representative for the ONBI DTC programme from 2019-2021. In this role I was actively involved in establishing networks for Women, LGBT+, BAME and Disabled members of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham to connect and share their experiences

Music - I enjoy playing the piano, and currently play the clarinet as a member of the University of Nottingham's BlowSoc Concert Band

Molly wearing the OPM-MEG system