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Congratulations to Professor Trevor Robbins CBE

Professor Trevor Robbins was awarded Commander of the British Empire  (CBE) for services to Medical Research in the New Year's Honours List published in the London Gazette of 31st Dec 2011.

Professor Robbins is Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology, director of the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute and a fellow of Downing College. Professor Robbins’ research interests span the areas of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience and psychopharmacology. His main work focuses on the functions of the frontal lobes of the brain and their connections with other regions, including the so-called ‘brain reward systems’.

These brain systems are relevant to such psychiatric and neurological disorders as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, dementia, schizophrenia, depression, drug addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, as well as frontal lobe injury.

Professor Robbins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences, as well as of the British Psychological Society. He has been President of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (1992-4) and won that Society’s inaugural Distinguished Scientist Award in 2001. He was also President of the British Association of Psychopharmacology from 1996 to 1997 and of the British Neuroscience Association from 2009-2011. Last year he jointly received (with Cambride neuroscientist, Professor Barry Everitt) the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

He has edited the journal Psychopharmacology since 1980 and joined the editorial board of Science in January 2003. He has been a member of the Medical Research Council and chaired the Neuroscience and Mental Health Board from 1995 until 1999. He has been included on a list of the 100 most cited neuroscientists by ISI. He has published over 600 hundred full papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as over 100 other chapters or articles, and has co-edited six books

He said that “I am greatly honoured by this award which provides important recognition in the U.K. of scientific research in psychology and neuroscience that has medical relevance”.

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to extend its sincere congratulations to Trevor on this achievement.

Posted on 05/01/2012

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