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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

Chrystalina Antoniades

A/Professor of Clinical Neuroscience

Jane Armitage

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

Frances Ashcroft

Research Professor

Paul Azzopardi

Departmental Lecturer in Perception and Psychophysics

David Bannerman

Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience

Esther Becker

Professor of Translational Neuroscience

Christian M. Becker

Professor of Reproductive Sciences

David Beeson

Emeritus Professor

Timothy Behrens

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

David Bennett

Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology

Phil Biggin

Professor of Computational Biochemistry

Geoff Bird

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Rafal Bogacz

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

Lucy Bowes

Professor of Developmental Psychopathology

Sven Braeutigam

MEG Physicist

Holly Bridge

Professor of Neuroscience

Peter Brown

Professor of Experimental Neurology

Randy Bruno

Professor of Neuroscience

Alastair Buchan

Professor of Stroke Medicine

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

Simon Butt

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Zameel Cader

Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of StemBANCC

Grant C Churchill

Professor of Chemical Pharmacology

Stuart Clare

Associate Professor and Director of Operations, WIN

Rui Ponte Costa

Group Leader

Stephanie Cragg

Professor of Neuroscience

Matthew Craner

Consultant Neurologist

Cathy Creswell

Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology

Gabriele DeLuca

Professor of Clinical Neurology and Experimental Neuropathology

Nele Demeyere

Associate Professor

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Yin Dong

MRC Career Development Fellow

Gwenaëlle Douaud

Associate Professor

David Dupret

MRC Programme Leader

Klaus Ebmeier

Professor (Chair) & Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

Nigel Emptage

Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology

Colin Espie

Professor of Sleep Medicine

Andrew Farmery

Professor 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

Professor of Cognitive Health; Director, Dementias Platform UK; Director, ...

Stephen Goodwin

Professor of Neurogenetics

Anne Goriely

Professor of Human Genetics

Alex Green

Spalding Associate Professor

Stephanie Halford

Senior Research Scientist

Mark Hankins

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Catherine Harmer

Associate Head of Department (People and Culture), Professor of Cognitive ...

Paul Harrison

Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Head of Department (Research)

Helen Higham

Director of the OxSTaR Centre

Chris Hinds

Senior Research Fellow

Paul Holloway

Principal Investigator

Tim Holt

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Michele Hu

Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Consultant Neurologist

Masud Husain

Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience

Sarosh Irani

Collaborator, Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group

Astrid Iversen

Professor of Virology and Immunology

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor

Saad Jbabdi

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Mark Jenkinson

Professor of Neuroimaging

Peter Jezzard

Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging

Heidi Johansen-Berg

Director of the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging; Associate Head of ...

Roi Cohen Kadosh

Visiting Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

James Kennedy

Associate Professor of Geratology & Stroke Medicine

Andrew King

Director, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience

Simon Knight

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Simon Kyle

Professor of Experimental and Clinical Sleep Research

Armin Lak

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Maria Isabel Leite

Associate Professor

Dan Li

Associate Professor

Victoria Bajo Lorenzana

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Clare Mackay

Professor of Imaging Neuroscience

Peter J. Magill

MRC Programme Leader

Sanjay Manohar

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant

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 Neuroscience

Robin A Murphy

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Kate Nation

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Charles Newton

Cheryl & Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry

Kia Nobre

Visiting Wu Tsai Professor of Psychology

Fernando Nodal

Departmental Lecturer

Robyn Norton

Acting Executive Director, The George Institute, UK.

Jill O'Reilly

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Jacinta O'Shea

Principal Investigator

Adam Packer

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Jacqueline Palace

Consultant Neurologist

Jaideep Pandit

Consultant Anaesthetist

Rebecca Park

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist

Laura Parkkinen

Professor of Translational Neuropathology

David Paterson

Head of Department

Stuart Peirson

Professor of Circadian Neuroscience

Sarah Pendlebury

Professor of Medicine and Old Age Neuroscience

Andrew Peters

Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Puneet Plaha

Associate Professor

Frances Platt

Head of Department

Carlo Rinaldi

Associate Professor

Simon Rinaldi

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Peter Rothwell

Founding Director of the Wolfson Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and ...

Matthew Rushworth

Watts Chair and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Head of Department

Paul Salkovskis


Gaia Scerif

Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Annina Schmid

Professor of Pain Neurosciences

Elena Seiradake

Associate Professor & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Sumathi Sekaran

Senior Research Scientist

Arjune Sen

Professor of Global Epilepsy

Laurent Servais

Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases, Academic Director of the new ...

Andrew Sharott

MRC Programme Leader

Trevor Sharp

Professor of Neuropharmacology

Michael Sharpe

Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine

David Sims

Associate Professor of Computational Genomics

Rebeccah Slater

Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience

Stephen Smith

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Hannah Smithson

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Peter P Somogyi

Professor of Neurobiology

Charlotte Stagg

Professor of Human Neurophysiology

Alan Stein

Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Simon Stringer

Departmental Lecturer

Peter Sullivan

Emeritus Professor in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Christopher Summerfield

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Francis Szele

Associate Professor of Developmental Biology

Kevin Talbot

Head of Department and Professor of Motor Neuron Biology

Huiling Tan

Professor of Human Electrophysiology and Neuromodulation

George Tofaris

Professor of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience

Irene Tracey

Professor Anaesthetic Neuroscience

Martin Turner

Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neuroscience

Lidia Vasilieva

Associate professor, group leader

Sridhar Vasudevan

Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

Katy Vincent

Senior Fellow in Pain in Women, Associate Professor

Tim Viney

Career Development Fellow

Natalie Voets

Associate Professor

Nicole Votruba

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in Implementation Science

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy

Professor of Sleep Physiology

Richard Wade-Martins

Professor of Molecular Neuroscience

Kerry Walker

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Mark Walton

Wellcome Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience

Katie Warnaby

Senior Research Scientist

Kate Watkins

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Ben Willmore

Departmental Lecturer

Clive Wilson

Professor of Cell and Developmental Genetics

Matthew Wood

Professor of Neuroscience

Alison Woollard

Associate Professor

Kanmin Xue

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Nick Yeung

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience