UCL Research Domains


Steering Group

The Steering Group for the UCL Neuroscience Domain serves the neuroscience research community by promoting, coordinating and developing activities that enable new research activity, improve communication and facilitate career development. They will generally promote and/or undertake any activities that it considers to be of strategic importance and in the best interests of the whole neuroscience community at UCL whilst also being responsive to the needs of individuals and groups.

The Steering Group reports directly to the UCL Vice-Provost (Health) and serves as an autonomous but not an executive body; i.e. its activities are not directed by senior management, and it does not direct the strategies or running of Centres, Departments or Institutes.

Membership is broadly representative and through the establishment of working groups for specific tasks and discussion forums it will seek to ensure involvement of neuroscientists from across the community.

It receives seed-funding from UCL but also raises funds from external sources for specific events and to advance initiatives from the UCL Neuroscience community.

Caswell Barry new

Dr Caswell Barry

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Maria Chait

Dr Maria Chait

Ear Institute


Dr Aikaterina Fotopoulou

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Steering Committee - Sandrine Geranton

Dr Sandrine Geranton

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Michael Hausser

Professor Michael Hausser

Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research

Troy Margrie

Professor Troy Margrie

National Institute for Medical Research

Professor John OKeefe

Professor John O'Keefe

Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

Rachael Pearson

Dr Rachael Pearson

Institute of Ophthalmology

Antonella Riccio

Dr Antonella Riccio

MRC/UCL Lab for Molecular Cell Biology

Maya Sapir

Maya Sapir

Office of the Vice Provost for Health

Professor Trevor Smart new

Professor Trevor Smart (Chair)

Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology

Alan Thompson

Professor Alan Thompson

Dean of Faculty of Brain Sciences

Essi Viding

Professor Essi Viding

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Matt Wakelin

Dr Matt Wakelin

Office of the Vice Provost for Health

David Werring

Professor David Werring

Institute of Neurology

Paul Whiting

Professor Paul Whiting

Institute of Neurology

Steve Wilson

Professor Steve Wilson

Department of Cell & Developmental Biology

Nicholas Wood

Professor Nicholas Wood

Institute of Neurology