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NMHB scientific contacts at the MRC

General contact

For general pre-award policy and eligibility enquiries, please contact:

Contact: Research Funding Policy and Delivery


Scientific contacts

Head of Neurosciences and Mental Health

Dr Catherine Elliott

+44 (0)207 395 2224


If you have a query about scientific aspects of your research proposal, please contact the programme manager shown below against your scientific area:


Miss Ruth Arnell

Board Manager

Please contact for all general peer-review questions and queries regarding the operation of the Board.


Dr Katherine Giles

Cognitive, Sensory & Behavioural Neuroscience


Subject Areas

Cognitive & behavioural neuroscience *

Cognitive development and systems *

Sensory neuroscience *, vision and hearing and sensory rehabilitation

Epilepsy and spinal repair

Brain injury and repair (non-stroke)

Computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics *

Brain imaging



MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham

MRC/WT Behavioural & Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Cambridge

RCUK Ageing Centres at Edinburgh and Newcastle


* with relevance to human health or underlying mechanisms of disease


Dr Jacqui Oakley

Neurobiology, neurophysiology and neuroinflammation


Subject Areas

Neurobiology, neurophysiology and neuroinflammation *

Neuroinflammatory conditions (including MS)

Pain, anaesthesia, sleep, fatigue

Developmental neurobiology and neurodevelopmental disorders (eg. Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy) *

Brain and tissue banking

PET imaging strategic support



NIMR / FCI – Neurobiology Division, London

MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford 

* with relevance to human health or underlying mechanisms of disease


Dr Joanna Jenkinson

Mental Health & Addiction


Subject Areas

Mental Health (including clinical, developmental, genetic and neuropharmacological aspects)

Clinical psychology


Autism and learning disorders


MRC Centre for Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry, KCL

MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff

MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, KCL


Dr Catherine Moody

Neurodegeneration and Stroke


Subject Areas

Neurodegeneration – dementias, prion diseases, HD, PD, MND




LMB Neuroscience, Cambridge

MRC Prion Unit, London

MRC Centre for Translational Research in Neuromuscular Disease, UCL and Newcastle


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