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The University of Oxford has a long and illustrious history of neuroscience research dating back to the 17th Century. Today, Oxford is particularly strong in basic neuroscience, linking the function of genes and cells to systems and behavior. Clinical research focuses on experimental medicine, imaging and functional neuroscience in the areas of ophthalmology, mental health, neuropsychology and neurology.

There is high degree of collaboration between basic and clinical scientists and a strong emphasis on translational research.  Translational research spans the whole arena of neuroscience and includes the use of genetics, stem cells, drug discovery, biomarkers, gene therapy, brain stimulation and visual prostheses. The University is particularly strong in the use of multimodal imaging, coupled with molecular and psychological profiling, to develop biomarkers of disease/treatment efficacy for pain, psychiatry and neurodegenerative disease.

Neuroscience research is performed in a number of departments and multidisciplinary centres/units across four University of Oxford campuses, which include the John Radcliffe and Warneford Hospitals. Further details can be found on a dedicated Oxford Neuroscience website.

Supervisors in Neuroscience


Colin J Akerman

Professor of Neuroscience

Olaf Ansorge

Associate Professor

Daniel C Anthony

Professor of Experimental Neuropathology

Matthew Apps

BBSRC DP Fellow & University Research Lecturer

Jane Armitage

Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology, and Honorary Consultant in ...

Frances Ashcroft

GlaxoSmithKline Royal Society Professor

Paul Azzopardi

Departmental Lecturer in Perception and Psychophysics

Esther Becker

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Christian M. Becker

Associate Professor, Co-Director Endometriosis CaRe Centre

David Beeson

Professor in Molecular Neurosciences

Timothy Behrens

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

David Bennett

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology

Geoff Bird

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Rafal Bogacz

Associate Professor

Sven Braeutigam

MEG Physicist

Holly Bridge

Associate Professor

Peter Brown

Professor of Experimental Neurology

Keith Buckler

Associate Professor of Physiology

Mark J. Buckley

Professor of Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

Noel Buckley

Professor of Neurobiology

Philip Burnet

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Christopher Butler

Associate Professor

Simon Butt

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

James Byrne

Professor of Neuroradiology

Zameel Cader

Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of StemBANCC

Steven Chance

Associate Professor

Grant C Churchill

Associate Professor in Chemical Pharmacology

Stuart Clare

Associate Professor

Roi Cohen Kadosh

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Stephanie Cragg

Professor of Neuroscience

Kay Davies

Dr Lee's Professor of Anatomy

Nele Demeyere

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Gwenaëlle Douaud

Associate Professor & MRC Career Development Fellow

Klaus Ebmeier

Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry

Tommas Ellender

MRC Career Development Fellow

Nigel Emptage

Head of Department

Colin Espie

Professor of Sleep Medicine

Andrew Farmery

Head of the Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics

James FitzGerald

Consultant Neurosurgeon

Russell Foster

Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and the Sleep and Circadian ...

Elaine Fox

Professor of Psychology & Affective Neuroscience

Daniel Freeman

Professor of Clinical Psychology

Lars Fugger

Professor of Neuroimmunology

John Gallacher

Director, Dementias Platform UK; Professor of Cognitive Health

Maike Glitsch

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science

Stephen Goodwin

Professor of Neurogenetics

Alex Green

Spalding Associate Professor

Stephanie Halford

Senior Research Scientist

Mark Hankins

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Catherine Harmer

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Paul Harrison

Professor of Psychiatry

Verena Heise

NDPH Intermediate Fellow

Chris Hinds

Senior Research Fellow

Emily Holmes

Visiting Professor in Clinical Psychology

Tim Holt

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Michele Hu

Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist

Masud Husain

Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neurosicence

Sarosh Irani

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Saad Jbabdi

Associate Professor

Mark Jenkinson

Professor of Neuroimaging

Peter Jezzard

Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging

Heidi Johansen-Berg

Director of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging

Andrew King

Director, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience

Michael Kohl

Early Career Research Fellow, University Research Lecturer

Morten Kringelbach

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow

Kristine Krug

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Simon Kyle

Associate Professor

Dan Li

Senior Research Associate

Victoria Bajo Lorenzana

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Simon Lovestone

Professor of Translational Neuroscience

Clare Mackay

Professor of Imaging Neuroscience

Peter J. Magill

MRC Programme Leader

Gero Miesenboeck

Director, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour

Karla Miller

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Liliana Minichiello

Reader in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Anna S Mitchell

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor

Zoltan Molnar

Professor of Developmental Neurobiology

Robin A Murphy

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Kate Nation

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Charles Newton

Cheryl & Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry

Thomas Nichols

Professor of Neuroimaging Statistics, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Kia Nobre

Head of Department of Experimental Psychology, Chair in Translational Cognitive ...

Fernando Nodal

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Jacinta O'Shea

Principal Investigator

Peter Oliver

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Jacqueline Palace

Consultant Neurologist

Rebecca Park

Associate Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist

Andrew Parker

Professor of Neuroscience

David Paterson

Head of Department

Stuart Peirson

Associate Professor

Sarah Pendlebury

Associate Professor

Frances Platt

Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Carlo Rinaldi

Associate Professor

Peter Rothwell

Head of the Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia and Professor of ...

Matthew Rushworth

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Gaia Scerif

Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Annina Schmid

Associate Professor

Sumathi Sekaran

Senior Research Scientist

Arjune Sen

Associate Professor

Trevor Sharp

Professor of Neuropharmacology

Michael Sharpe

Professor of Psychological Medicine

Rebeccah Slater

Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience

Stephen Smith

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Hannah Smithson

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Peter P Somogyi

Professor of Neurobiology

Charlotte Stagg

Professor of Human Neurophysiology

Alan Stein

Head of Section, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Mark Stokes

Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology

Mark Stokes

Associate Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

Simon Stringer

Departmental Lecturer

Peter Sullivan

Associate Professor in Paediatrics

Christopher Summerfield

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Francis Szele

Associate Professor of Developmental Biology

Kevin Talbot

Head of Clinical Neurology and Professor of Motor Neuron Biology

George Tofaris

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant ...

Irene Tracey

Head of Department & Nuffield Chair in Anaesthetic Science, Nuffield Department ...

Elizabeth Tunbridge

Royal Society Research Fellow

Martin Turner

Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neuroscience

Sridhar Vasudevan

University Research Lecturer

Katy Vincent

Senior Pain Fellow

Tim Viney

Investigator Scientist

Natalie Voets

University Research Lecturer

Tim Vogels

Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Associate Professor

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Richard Wade-Martins

Professor of Molecular Neuroscience

Mark Walton

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Katie Warnaby

Senior Research Scientist

Kate Watkins

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Caleb Webber

Professor of Bioinformatics

Ben Willmore

Senior Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Clive Wilson

Professor of Cell and Developmental Genetics

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Katharina Wulff

Former University Research Lecturer in Chronobiology and Sleep

Nick Yeung

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience