Bhedita’s research focusses on using animal models to investigate the long-term effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique used to treat several brain disorders including depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
During 2019, Bhedita published a book chapter on TMS and its current uses. She then published the first longitudinal animal study using non-invasive MRI to study the effects of daily rTMS delivery, which allows for more direct comparison to human studies. The study also investigates how long these effects last for following cessation of rTMS delivery. She was awarded a Trainee (Educational) Stipend consisting of a cash award and a waived six-day registration to present her work at The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Montreal, Canada.