Ruairidh McLennan Battleday

I am currently enrolled in the Neuroscience PhD programme at Berkeley, where I am exploring my interests in computational neuroscience and brain-machine interfaces. Linking the mechanisms of the brain with the mysteries of the mind is, I believe, the key to furthering human understanding and intellectual maturity; and the activity I find most satisfying. Two of the most promising methods for doing so are by examining the function of large-scale neuronal ensembles using principles derived from applied mathematics, including engineering and computer science, and developing technology that directly interacts with the brain.

Over my previous education, I have systematically explored science, neuroscience, and medicine, aiming to establish solid foundational comprehension of the philosophy and practicality of science in its theory, methodology, and application. This has included research experience at all levels, teaching, clinical practice, and engagement with the philosophical, scientific, and popular literatures.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2013–2015
    Tutor in Pathology, University of Oxford, St Hilda's College
  • 2013–2015
    College Lecturer, University of Oxford
  • 2014–2015
    Junior Dean, University of Oxford, St John's College
  • 2012–2014
    Junior Dean, University of Oxford, Keble College

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Oxford, Graduate-Entry Medicine (BMBCh)
  • 2011 
    University of Edinburgh, BSc (Honours) Biological Sciences (Neuroscience): First Class

Publications

  • 2015
    Battleday R, Brem AK. Modafinil for cognitive neuroenhancement in healthy non-sleep-deprived subjects: a systematic review, European Neuropsychopharmacology (doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2015.07.028)
  • 2014
    Battleday R.M., Muller T., Clayton M., Cohen Kadosh R. (2014). Mapping the mechanisms of transcranial alternating current stimulation: a pathway from network effects to cognition , Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(162)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    INSPIRE Fund
    Role:
    Researcher
    Funding Source:
    The Academy of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom
  • 2015
    Redwood Center Fellowship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    University of California, Berkeley
  • 2015
    Duveen Travel Scholarship
    Role:
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    St. John's College, University of Oxford
  • 2014
    Faith Ivens-Franklin Study Award
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Keble College, University of Oxford
  • 2013
    Martin Wronker Prize
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    University of Oxford
  • 2013
    Keble Association Study Award
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Keble College, University of Oxford
  • 2013
    Brian Johnson Prize in Pathology
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    University of Oxford
  • 2012
    NHS Student Bursary
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    National Health Service, United Kingdom
  • 2012
    Roy Kay Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Keble College, University of Oxford
  • 2012
    Keble Association Study Award
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Keble College, University of Oxford
  • 2012
    Martin Wronker Prize
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    University of Oxford
  • 2011
    Baber Scholarship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    University of Oxford
  • 2011
    The Neuroscience Honours Prize for Best Science Student
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    University of Edinburgh