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Jane Haley

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Biography

For 19 years I was a fundamental neuroscience researcher but shifted emphasis in 2006 to help establish Edinburgh Neuroscience. I continue to be part of the research community in Edinburgh, providing support through a variety of administrative roles (see Research in a Nutshell). 

Qualifications

PhD (Pharmacology) from University College London (1991)

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology from University College London (1986)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9 - 5pm

My research in a nutshell

I am the Scientific Coordinator for Edinburgh Neuroscience. This is a university-wide interdisciplinary organisation that brings together over 500 fundamental and clinical researchers, based in over 180 laboratories, in a strongly collaborative and exciting community.  

For 19 years I was a fundamental neuroscience researcher and have 24 research publications. In 2006 I shifted emphasis to help establish Edinburgh Neuroscience. I continue to be part of the research community in Edinburgh, supporting them through a variety of administrative roles, including: 

  • Supporting the research community with a central neuroscience communication hub
  • Organising regular events to enable effective networking (including the annual Neuroscience Day meeting and Autumn School for PhD Students)
  • Coordinating the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme in Translational Neuroscience
  • Administering three funding award schemes that support our community
  • Organising the Edinburgh Neuroscience outreach programme, including schools workshop programme (getBRAINY), festival contributions, films screenings, public lectures etc.
  • Assisting with the development and writing of stategic grants

Awards

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to Science Engagement and Education (2019)

The British Neuroscience Association Award for the Public Understanding of Neuroscience (2013)

The Principal's Medal for Outstanding Service, University of Edinburgh (2012)

Education/Academic qualification

Pharmacology, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London (UCL)

19871991

Award Date: 28 Feb 1991

Pharmacology, Bachelor of Science, University of London (UCL)

19831986

Award Date: 30 Jun 1986

External positions

Member, Neuroscience Training Committee, Society for Neuroscience

Nov 2019Nov 2022

Term Member, European Dana Alliance for the Brain

Jan 2019Dec 2022

Communication Committe member, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Jul 2014Jun 2018

Local Group Representative, Edinburgh, The Physiological Society

Jan 2012Jan 2017

Local Group Representative, Edinburgh, British Neuroscience Association

Apr 2009 → …

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