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Research staff

Meet the directors and resident researchers within the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute.

Directors

Professor Jeremy Hall

Professor Jeremy Hall

Director and Research Theme Lead, Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
hallj10@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 29 20 688 342
Professor Sir Michael Owen

Professor Sir Michael Owen

Director of MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics; Director/Clinical Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience and Emeritus Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
owenmj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 29 2068 8320
Professor Adrian Harwood

Professor Adrian Harwood

Co-Director of Research, Co-Director of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
harwoodaj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2068 8492
Professor Lawrence Wilkinson

Professor Lawrence Wilkinson

Scientific Director, Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute.

Email:
wilkinsonl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2068 8461
Dr Kerrie Thomas

Dr Kerrie Thomas

Reader, Operations Director Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI), Co-Director of the Hodge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Immunology in Cardiff

Email:
thomaskl5@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8344

Management Committee

Professor John Aggleton

Professor John Aggleton

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Email:
aggleton@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4563
Professor Jonathan Erichsen

Professor Jonathan Erichsen

Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Email:
erichsenjt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5656
Professor Julie Williams

Professor Julie Williams

Director, Dementia Research Institute

Email:
williamsj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2068 8326
Professor Derek Jones

Professor Derek Jones

Professor, Director of CUBRIC

Email:
jonesd27@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 9412
Professor William Gray

Professor William Gray

Professor of Functional Neurosurgery, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
graywp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8491
Professor Frank Sengpiel

Professor Frank Sengpiel

Head of Neuroscience Division, Professor of Neuroscience

Email:
sengpielf@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 5698
Professor Stephanie van Goozen

Professor Stephanie van Goozen

Professor

Email:
vangoozens@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4630
Dr Nick Bray

Dr Nick Bray

Reader, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Email:
brayn3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8368
Professor Anne Rosser

Professor Anne Rosser

Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Email:
rosserae@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6654
Professor John Atack

Professor John Atack

Director, Medicines Discovery Institute

Email:
atackj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6983
Professor Vincenzo Crunelli

Professor Vincenzo Crunelli

Professor

Email:
crunelli@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4091
Professor Meng Li

Professor Meng Li

Chair in Stem Cell Neurobiology, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
lim26@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2068 8345

Wider neuroscience community

Professor Nick Allen

Professor Nick Allen

Professor

Email:
allennd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6196
Professor Simon Ward

Professor Simon Ward

Director, Medicines Discovery Institute

Welsh speaking
Email:
wards10@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6984

Resident researchers

Dr Mouhamed Alsaqati

Dr Mouhamed Alsaqati

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
alsaqatim@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8589
Professor Riccardo Brambilla

Professor Riccardo Brambilla

Professor, Neuroscience Degree Co-ordinator

Email:
brambillar@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6807
Daniel Cabezas de la Fuente

Daniel Cabezas de la Fuente

Research Assistant, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
cabezasdelafuented@cardiff.ac.uk
Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter

Technician, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
carterj16@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2067 1397
Dr Nicholas Clifton

Dr Nicholas Clifton

Research Fellow, NMHRI

Email:
cliftonne@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8337
Dr Adam Cunningham

Dr Adam Cunningham

Research Assistant (Waterloo Foundation Fellow), Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Email:
cunninghamac@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Andrew Cuthbert

Dr Andrew Cuthbert

Genetic Councillor, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
cuthberta@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8545
Diana Dima

Diana Dima

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
dimadc@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Adam Errington

Dr Adam Errington

Hodge Foundation Research Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
erringtonac@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8343
Dr Stefania Fasano

Dr Stefania Fasano

Senior Research Fellow

Email:
fasanos@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29208 76807
Dr Lucia Fernandez Cardo

Dr Lucia Fernandez Cardo

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
cardolf@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 8346
Dr Marija Fjodorova

Dr Marija Fjodorova

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
fjodorovam@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)2920 688244
Dr Patricia Gasalla

Dr Patricia Gasalla

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
gasallacantop@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Niels Haan

Dr Niels Haan

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
haann@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8590
Dr Matt Hill

Dr Matt Hill

Lecturer, Dementia Research Institute

Email:
hillm6@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8464
Dr Esther Lin

Dr Esther Lin

Research Assistant, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
lint1@cardiff.ac.uk
Iker Martinez

Iker Martinez

Research Assistant, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
martinezzalbideai@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Erik Mire

Dr Erik Mire

Research Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
miree@cardiff.ac.uk
Anna Moon

Anna Moon

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
moonal@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Ilaria Morella

Dr Ilaria Morella

Research Assistant, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute (Waterloo Foundation Research Fellow)

Email:
morellai@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Kathryn Peall

Dr Kathryn Peall

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Welsh speaking
Email:
peallkj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8338
Dr William Plumbly

Dr William Plumbly

Research Assistant, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
plumblyw1@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Adam Ranson

Dr Adam Ranson

Sêr Cymru Research Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
ransona2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8441
Dr Aled Rees

Dr Aled Rees

Reader, Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
reesda@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 5002
Dmitri Sastin

Dmitri Sastin

WCAT Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
sastind@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Eunju Jenny Shin

Dr Eunju Jenny Shin

Lecturer, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
shine@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8332
Ana Silva

Ana Silva

Research Assistant, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
silvaai@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Jessica Steventon

Dr Jessica Steventon

Research Associate
Brain Imaging Group

Email:
steventonjj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8758
Dr Yasir Ahmed Syed

Dr Yasir Ahmed Syed

CMU Research Fellow

Email:
syedy@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8314
Dr Nichola Thuvesholmen

Dr Nichola Thuvesholmen

Hodge Foundation Research Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
brydgesn@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 8339
Dr Cezar Tigaret

Dr Cezar Tigaret

Research Associate, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institiute

Email:
tigaretc@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Simon Trent

Dr Simon Trent

Research Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
trents@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8347
Ronak Ved

Ronak Ved

WCAT Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
vedrd@cardiff.ac.uk
Holly Watkin

Holly Watkin

Technician, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
watkinh1@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Laura Westacott

Dr Laura Westacott

Research Assistant (Waterloo Foundation Research Fellow), Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
westacottlj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8188
Dr Emma Yhnell

Dr Emma Yhnell

Health and Care Research Wales Fellow, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
yhnelle@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8456
Dr Malik Zaben

Dr Malik Zaben

Lecturer, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research Institute

Email:
zabenm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 02920 688 333

We also have affiliated members who are based with the Schools of Biosciences, Psychology and Optometry.