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Cambridge Neuroscientists receive prestigious Award in recognition for their contributions to basic research in psychology

We are delighted to announce that Professor Barry Everitt (pictured right) and Professor Trevor Robbins (pictured left) have been selected as the joint recipients of the 2011 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

This highly prestigious Award recognises long term and distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. More specifically this Award recognises Barry's and Trevor's research in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience marking a collaboration that began in 1980, when Trevor was a lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology and Barry was a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy (moving to Experimental Psychology in 1994).

Barry and Trevor will be collecting their Award this August in Washington, DC during the annual APA Meeting and official Ceremony. Here, they have also both been invited to give Plenary Lectures.

Trevor and Barry issued a joint statement to Cambridge Neuroscience regarding this news:

“We are both delighted to have received this prestigious international award, especially as relatively few psychologists from the U.K. have been previous recipients. It perhaps acknowledges some of the strengths of British Psychology, particularly in the domains of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, which we are proud to represent.

We are grateful for the generous research funding from the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust that has supported this work over the last 30 years, as well as from the University of Cambridge, where this work has been conducted.

We were originally based in two different University Departments, but a University initiative and developments such as the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute as well as more recently, Cambridge Neuroscience, have undoubtedly facilitated this research collaboration.

We have also been fortunate to have had working with us outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, as well as many exceptional colleagues and collaborators, and we readily acknowledge their generous contributions to the research for which our laboratory is known".



Posted on 21/01/2011

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