This MSc was first launched in October 2019, and is run jointly with the Department of Psychiatry and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, together with essential contributions from allied departments and institutions in Oxford. Overall the academic standard of the cohort was extremely high, and after much deliberation, the Exam Board judged that the following candidates deserved special recognition.
Best Essay Prize for 'Back down the rabbit hole: psychiatric drug discovery informed by psychedelic research'
Stirling Argabright (Neuroscientist)
Highest Achievement Prize for attaining the top final mark, and consistently high marks throughout the year
Sebastian Green (MBBS, Neuroscientist)
Best Dissertation Prize for 'An investigation into flexible timing control by temporal scaling in humans'
John Harley (Physiologist)
Most Improved Student Prize, for demonstrating exceptional diligence and academic progress over the year
Nicole Rossides (Psychologist)
Best Poster Prize, for excellent performance in the poster viva voce examination
Poster: 'Emotion Recognition in Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms: A Hypothesis-Driven Analysis of the Whitehall II Cohort Performance on Facial Expression Recognition Task (FERT)'
Paulina Sengeridis (Cognitive Neuroscientist)
Professor John Geddes, Head of the Department of Psychiatry, said,
“Many congratulations to all the prize winners in the MSc course in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience for the 2019/20 class! We are delighted that the first year of this exciting and highly innovative MSc course has been such a success. We also congratulate Professors Burnet and Cader for their leadership and thank the whole administrative and teaching team for their wonderful efforts! The MSc is at the heart of Oxford translational neuroscience and both our Biomedical Research Centres.”
Associate Professor Phil Burnet, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Psychiatry, said,
"We wish the whole class the very best of luck with their future endeavours."
Associate Professor Zameel Cader, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, said,
"The inaugural year has been a huge success, with a bright and talented class graduating with highly sought-after knowledge and skills in translational neuroscience research. Well done to all!"
For more information about the MSc course in Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience.