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Prof Steve Dunnett 


Steve Dunnett is a behavioural neuroscientist with a primary research interest in understanding mechanisms of degeneration and repair in the brain, with a particular focus on cell transplantation in models of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

With Professor Anne Rosser, I co-direct the Brain Repair group in the School of Biosciences – more detailed accounts of the group and our research programmes can be found here.

Education

1957-68

 

Eltham College, London SE9

 

1969-72

BA(hons)

Churchill College, Cambridge

Mathematics

1974-76

DSW, CQSW

North London Polytechnic

Social Work

1976

MA

Churchill College, Cambridge

 

1978

BSc(hons)

Birkbeck College, London

Psychology

1981

PhD

Clare College Cambridge

Experimental Psychology

1999

DSc

Cambridge University

Neurobiology

Employment

1968-69       Office clerk, Muhlbach Papier, Geneva, Switzerland.

1972-78       Social worker, London Borough of Southwark.

1981-82       Visiting Research Scientist, University of Lund, Sweden.

1982-83       Wellcome Trust Mental Health Research Fellowship, Cambridge University.

1983-87       Demonstrator in Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University.

1987-95       Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University.

1992-99       Director of Scientific Programmes, MRC Centre for Brain Repair, Cambridge.

1995-99       Reader in Neurobiology, Cambridge University.

2000-05       Professorial Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.

2005-          Full Professor, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.

Fellowships, Awards and Prizes

1969   Open Exhibition to Churchill College, Cambridge.

1978   Alexander Silberfield Prize (for top first) in the Faculty of Sciences, and Elaine Gladstone Prize (for top first) in Psychology, Birkbeck College, London.

1981   Fellowship, Clare College, Cambridge.

1988   Spearman medal of the British Psychological Society.

1989   Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine.

1992   Knight Visiting Professorship, University of Miami School of Medicine.

1998   Alfred Mayer medal of the British Neuropathological Society.

2001   Institute of Scientific Information, Philadelphia, 100 Most Highly Cited Researchers in the Neurosciences.

2001   Institute of Authors, London, Best science textbook of 2001 (second).

2002   Honorary Fellowship of the International Behavioural Neuroscience Society.

2003   Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

2008   The NNOXe Pharmaceuticals Award in The Behavioral and Systems Neurosciences, International Behavioural Neuroscience Society.