Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Cross-cutting theme lead: Training
Phone: 01865 618328
I lead the Neural Correlates of Gene Function group at the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychiatry. We aim to understand how individual genes impact on the complex brain functions that are altered in psychiatric disorders. I believe that understanding these links will help to explain why some people respond well to treatments, whilst others do not, and will ultimately lead to new and improved therapies.
In order to do this I use a wide range of experimental techniques, which allows me to study the function of these genes at all levels – from individual cells to the whole person. To achieve this, I collaborate with many other researchers within the Department, elsewhere in Oxford, and internationally.
I successfully led the Department of Psychiatry to attaining Athena Swan Silver Award (2015). Many of our initiatives centred on ensuring the best career development and training opportunities for our staff. This work sparked my commitment to developing novel, multidisciplinary training programmes in mental health, which I look forward to delivering via the Oxford Health BRC.
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement with Research; the BAP Senior Non-clinical Psychopharmacology Award; the Rafaelsen Young Investigator Award, presented by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Vice Chancellor’s Public Engagement in Research Awards, University of Oxford.
Honorary Treasurer, British Association for Psychopharmacology.