Dr Hannah Critchlow

Hannah Critchlow

University position

Neuroscience public engagement


Department of Politics





Research Themes

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


Hannah is a neuroscientist with a grounding in neuropsychiatry. She demystifies the human brain using Radio, TV and Festival platforms.

In 2017 Hannah was appointed Outreach Fellow for Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 2014 Hannah was named as a Top 100 UK scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication. In 2013 she was named as one of Cambridge Universities ‘inspirational and successful women in science’. During her PhD she was awarded a Magdalene College, Cambridge University Fellowship and as an undergraduate received three University Prizes as Best Biologist.

Hannah’s choice of career stemmed from working as a Nursing Assistant at St Andrews Psychiatric Hospital.

Research Focus


public engagement




Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Neuroscience public engagement activities, Radio, TV, Live events



Dervila Glynn

Trevor Robbins

Barbara Sahakian

Associated News Items

Key publications

Critchlow HM, Herrington P, Gunton S (2012), “Inside an unquiet mind. Music and science join forces to explore mental ill health.” EMBO Rep Details

Robbins MJ, Critchlow HM, Lloyd A, Cilia J, Clarke JD, Bond B, Jones DN, Maycox PR (2008), “Differential expression of IEG mRNA in rat brain following acute treatment with clozapine or haloperidol: a semi-quantitative RT-PCR study.” J Psychopharmacol 22(5):536-42 Details

Critchlow HM, Maycox PR, Skepper JN, Krylova O (2006), “Clozapine and haloperidol differentially regulate dendritic spine formation and synaptogenesis in rat hippocampal neurons” Mol Cell Neurosci 32(4):356-65 Details

Critchlow HM, Payne A, Griffin DK (2004), “Genes and proteins involved in the control of meiosis” Cytogenet Genome Res 105(1):4-10 Details