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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

Associate Professor

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

Visiting 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

Phil Biggin

Professor of Computational Biochemistry

Geoff Bird

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Rafal Bogacz

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

Lucy Bowes

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Sven Braeutigam

MEG Physicist

Holly Bridge

Professor of Neuroscience

Peter Brown

Professor of Experimental Neurology

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

James Byrne

Professor of Neuroradiology

Zameel Cader

Director of the Oxford Headache Centre and Director of StemBANCC

Hayriye Cagnan

MRC Career Development Fellow

Grant C Churchill

Associate Professor in Chemical Pharmacology

Stuart Clare

Associate Professor

Kieran Clarke

Professor of Physiological Biochemistry

Stephanie Cragg

Professor of Neuroscience

Matthew Craner

Consultant Neurologist

Cathy Creswell

Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology

Kay Davies

Emeritus Professor of Genetics

Ilan Davis

Professor of Cell Biology

Gabriele DeLuca

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Neurosciences Undergraduate ...

Nele Demeyere

Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

Ana Domingos

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Yin Dong

MRC Career Development Fellow

Gwenaëlle Douaud

Associate Professor & MRC Career Development Fellow

David Dupret

MRC Programme Leader

Klaus Ebmeier

Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry

Tommas Ellender

MRC Career Development Fellow

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

Director, Dementias Platform UK; Professor of Cognitive Health

Maike Glitsch

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science

Stephen Goodwin

Professor of Neurogenetics

Anne Goriely

Associate Professor of Human Genetics

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

Helen Higham


Chris Hinds

Senior Research Fellow

Tim Holt

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Michele Hu

Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Consultant Neurologist

Masud Husain

Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience

Sarosh Irani

MRC Senior Clinical Fellow | Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Astrid Iversen

Professor of Virology and Immunology

Aarti Jagannath

Associate Professor

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

Roi Cohen Kadosh

Visiting Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

James Kennedy

Associate Professor of Geratology & Stroke Medicine

Andrew King

Director, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience

Simon Kyle

Associate Professor

Armin Lak

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Maria Isabel Leite

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Dan Li

University Research Lecturer

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

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

Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

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

Peter Oliver

Visiting Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Adam Packer

Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow

Jacqueline Palace

Consultant Neurologist

Jaideep Pandit

Consultant Anaesthetist

Rebecca Park

Associate Professor and Hon Consultant Psychiatrist

Andrew Parker

Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience

Laura Parkkinen

Associate Professor

David Paterson

Head of Department

Stuart Peirson

Associate Professor

Sarah Pendlebury

Professor of Medicine and Old Age Neuroscience

Frances Platt

Head of Department

Carlo Rinaldi

Associate Professor

Simon Rinaldi

Associate Professor and MRC Clinician Scientist

Peter Rothwell

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

Matthew Rushworth

Watts Chair and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Paul Salkovskis


Gaia Scerif

Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Annina Schmid

Associate Professor

Elena Seiradake

Associate Professor & Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Sumathi Sekaran

Senior Research Scientist

Arjune Sen

Associate Professor

Laurent Servais

Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases

Andrew Sharott

MRC Programme Leader

Trevor Sharp

Professor of Neuropharmacology

Michael Sharpe

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

Head of Group, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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 Department and Professor of Motor Neuron Biology

Huiling Tan

University Research Lecturer

George Tofaris

MRC Senior Clinical Fellow, Honorary Consultant Neurologist

Irene Tracey

Nuffield Chair in Anaesthetic Science

Elizabeth Tunbridge

Associate Professor

Martin Turner

Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neuroscience

Lidia Vasilieva

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, group leader

Sridhar Vasudevan

Associate Professor in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery

Katy Vincent

Senior Pain Fellow, Associate Professor

Tim Viney

Career Development Fellow

Natalie Voets

Associate Professor

Tim Vogels

Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Associate Professor

Vladyslav Vyazovskiy

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Richard Wade-Martins

Principal Investigator

Kerry Walker

Associate Professor

Mark Walton

Wellcome Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Experimental ...

Katie Warnaby

Senior Research Scientist

Kate Watkins

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Caleb Webber

Visiting Professor of Bioinformatics

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