Network

Browse through the ALBA members to find a speaker for your next conference, an expert for a new project or to simply network.

Bethany
Adams

Graduate student at University of Nottingham
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Sensory systems neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
I joined ALBA because :
I am interested in diversity and equality in neuroscience.

Duncan
Banks

Professor or equivalent position at Open University
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Computational neuroscience and modeling
Disorders of the nervous system
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
Neuroscience of aging
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Cell culture
Computation, modeling, and simulation
Data analysis and statistics
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
I joined ALBA because :
I am passionate about promoting best practices and advocacy in neuroscience teaching and research. As one of the founder members of brainfacts.org I understand the necessity to inform the public about neuroscience facts versus fiction. I have served on the executive of the British Neuroscience Association, on IBRO and SfN.

Tristan
Bekinschtein

Professor or equivalent position at University of Cambridge
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Computational neuroscience and modeling
Sensory systems neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Data analysis and statistics
Electrophysiology (slow waves)
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
I joined ALBA because :
I have just heard about it from Francesca Cirulli in a zoom meeting and it look as great initiative to make research fairer.

Clémence
Bernard

Postdoctoral fellow at King's College London
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neural/synaptic structure and function
Biochemistry
Cell culture
Genetic models and techniques
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches

Marion
Brickwedde

Postdoctoral fellow at University of Birmingham
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Sensory systems neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Computation, modeling, and simulation
Data analysis and statistics
Electrophysiology (channels)
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
I joined ALBA because :
I want to support diversity, inclusion and sustainability in my career path. I think it is extremely important.

Lauren
Burgeno

Postdoctoral fellow at University of Oxford
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Circuit neuroscience
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Data analysis and statistics
Genetic models and techniques
In vivo monitoring
Optical methods
Pharmacology
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
To help gain exposure as I make plans to begin applying for faculty positions.

Luisa
Fassi

Graduate student at University of Oxford
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Data analysis and statistics
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
I joined ALBA because :
As a young student, I believe that the next generation of scientists should be supported and guided by mentors that equally represent both men and women.

Éimear
Foley

Research/Staff scientist at University of Cambridge
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Neuroscience of aging
Other
Neuropsychiatric disorders
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Data analysis and statistics
Pharmacology
I joined ALBA because :
To promote diversity and equality in the field of neuroscience and beyond.

Dervila
Glynn

Program manager/Administrator at University of Cambridge
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
I joined ALBA because :
I work as the Strategic Manager for Cambridge Neuroscience, an Interdisciplinary Research Centre within the University of Cambridge connecting >800 researchers across the University, who are involved with research into the nervous system. My role involves working with academics from across the University (including underrepresented groups) to support the interdisciplinary scientific community in neuroscience. This involves workshops, seminars, facilitating introductions and external interactions, an interactive website, communications and public engagement. I would like to bring the work of Alba to Cambridge and beyond (in my role as chair of FENS Communication committee).

Samantha
Harrison

Graduate student at The University of Nottingham
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Developmental neuroscience
History, teaching, public awareness, and societal
Sensory systems neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
Optical methods
I joined ALBA because :
I want to help raise awareness on diversity issues in neuroscience

Bas
Labree

Graduate student at University of Nottingham
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Male
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
Sensory systems neuroscience
Other
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Electrophysiology (channels)
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
Other
Non-invasive brain stimulation
I joined ALBA because :
Diversity and equality are increasingly important themes in science and public life more generally. Best practices are key in applying these principles.

Laura
Leston Pinilla

Research/Staff scientist at Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Motor systems neuroscience
Neuroscience of aging
Biochemistry
Cell culture
Genetic models and techniques
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches

Hemi
Malkki

Science writer/Editor at SAGE Publishing
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience
genetics
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Electrophysiology (slow waves)
Electrophysiology (synaptic physiology)
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Genetic models and techniques
In vivo monitoring
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I'm a full-time professional scientific editor. In my current role, I oversee a portfolio of journals focusing on neurology, neuropsychopharmacology and translational neuroscience.

As an editor, I'd like to help reduce gender discrimination in these fields, and help women neuroscientists not only to get published but also to cut their teeth into peer review and editorial roles, either as academic editors or in publishing.

I encourage people who are keen on getting more experience in authoring and peer reviewing scientific articles, as well as those who are interested in getting in editorial board roles to get in touch with me - women are generally underrepresented as authors, peer reviewers and editors and this is something I would like to help change.

Moreover, I'm happy to answer questions and give talks about becoming a professional scientific editor - it's a little known career path, but many professional editors feels it enables them to have better work-life balance than working in the academia, while still making the most of their experience in and passion for science.

My research background is primarily in electrophysiology and behavioural neurogenetics (and yes, like so many of us, I've been assumed to be the secretary!) so the mission of ALBA is very close to my heart.

Laura
Marsh

Graduate student at University of Cambridge
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Cognitive neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in humans
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)
I joined ALBA because :
To join a community of people who share the desire to increase equality and diversity in brain sciences.

Egzona
Morina

Graduate student at University College London
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Motor systems neuroscience
Sensory systems neuroscience
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
Molecular approaches
Species : vertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I would like to have the opportunity to connect to neuroscientists from different places.

Valentina
Mosienko

Professor or equivalent position at University of Exeter
United Kingdom Website
Gender: Female
Fields of research :
Behavioral neuroscience
Cellular and molecular neuroscience
Disorders of the nervous system
Neuroendocrinology
Neurogeneration and repair
Neuropharmacology and neurochemistry
Analysis of behavior and cognition in non-human animal
Cell culture
Genetic models and techniques
Histochemistry and tracing
Imaging (microscopy)
In vivo monitoring
Molecular approaches
Optical methods
Pharmacology
Species : invertebrate
I joined ALBA because :
I'd like to be part of the mission to tackle discrimination and increase diversity in neuroscience community at multiple levels.