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Jane Haley

Science Administrator, University of Edinburgh

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Phone: 0131 650 3522

Education/Academic qualification

1987Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of London (UCL)
An electrophysiological study in the rat on the role of central and peripheral mediators in prolonged nociception
1983Bachelor of Science, University of London (UCL)

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)

Research outputs

  1. Evidence for spinal N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor involvement in prolonged chemical nociception in the rat

    Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

  2. EdNeuro/eca

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Research projects

  1. Edinburgh Neuroscience

    Project: Research Collaboration with external organisation

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