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Neurosciences & Mental Health Board

Board membership from 1 April 2021

  • Professor Paul Matthews (Chair), Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London
  • Professor Jeremy Hall (Deputy Chair), Cardiff University
  • Professor David Bennett, John Radcliffe Hospital University of Oxford
  • Professor Judy Dubno, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
  • Professor Marcus Kaiser, School of Computing Newcastle University
  • Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Elizabeth Fisher, University College London
  • Professor Pradeep Nathan, Heptares Therapeutics and University of Cambridge
  • Professor Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Imperial College London
  • Professor Oscar Marin, King’s College London
  • Professor Andrew Jackson, Newcastle University
  • Professor Edwin Robertson, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Peter Magill, University of Oxford
  • Dr Diego Gomez Nicola, University of Southampton
  • Professor Daniel Smith, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Anna Williams, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Rickie Patani, The Francis Crick Institute and UCL
  • Professor Tara Spires-Jones, The University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Jonathan Mill, University of Exeter
  • Professor Ann John, Swansea University
  • Dr William Schafer, Laboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Dr Duncan Astle, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
  • Professor Cornelia van Duijn, University of Oxford
  • Professor Rachel Upthegrove, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Alexandra Sinclair, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Jeffrey Dalley, Cambridge University


For general pre-award policy and eligibility enquiries, go to the Research Funding Policy and Delivery team: RFPD@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

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