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Narender Ramnani

Professor of Neuroscience, Royal Holloway University of London

I am Professor of Neuroscience in the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, where I run a programme of research. My responsibilities also include teaching undergraduates and postgraduates, and the supervision of PhD students.

My work uses functional neuroimaging methods to investigate the mechanisms in the human brain that underly higher cognition, learning and the control of action. Current projects focus on contributions of the frontal lobes and the cerebellum.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Birkbeck College and a Masters degree in Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry (University of London), I completed a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience at UCL, and was supervised by Prof. Chris Yeo. My postdoctoral training in neuroimaging took place first at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (Institute of Neurology, UCL) where I worked with Prof. Dick Passingham. I then worked with Prof. Paul Matthews at the Centre for fMRI of the Brain (FMRIB, University of Oxford), and with Prof. Chris Miall at the University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford (now the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics).

I regularly peer-review for leading neuroscience journals, grant-giving bodies including RCUK agencies, and engage in promoting and explaining science to the public. I am a member of the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) where I serve as the Meetings Secretary on the BNA Council.


  • –present
    Professor of Neuroscience, Royal Holloway