Edinburgh Neuroscience welcomes new Co-Directors!

Wednesday, 1 November, 2023


Edinburgh Neuroscience is excited to welcome new leadership for our community. For the first time ever, we will not only have Co-Directors but also a woman in charge! Professors Cathy Abbott and Malcolm MacLeod are long-standing and active members of our community as well as the wider University of Edinburgh and neuroscience communities.


The new Co-Directors said:

"We are delighted to have been appointed as joint leads for the thriving community that is Edinburgh Neuroscience. Our complementary backgrounds and shared passion for improving conditions for researchers have led to our vision of an environment where research culture is at the heart of all our activities, allowing inspiration to flourish. We will promote open science, embed EDI, and provide the best possible opportunities for early career researchers. We are really looking forward to working with you all and look forward to hearing your ideas for the future of Edinburgh Neuroscience."


To find out more about their plans, you can read their application for the post on the Open Science Framework, where it was uploaded prior to them being appointed.