Barry Everitt (scientist)

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Barry Everitt
Born
Barry John Everitt
Alma mater
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsNeuroscience
Institutions
ThesisThe adrenal glands and sexual behaviour in female rhesus monkeys (1971)
Websitewww.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?bje10
psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/[email protected].ac.uk

Barry John Everitt FRS, FMedSci, ScD, was Master of Downing College, Cambridge and is Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience and Director of Research at the University of Cambridge.[1][2] Since 2013 he is Provost of the Gates Cambridge Trust at Cambridge University.

Education

Everitt graduated in zoology and psychology at the University of Hull and received his PhD degree from the University of Birmingham[3] on behavioural neuroendocrinology. He undertook post-doctoral research at Birmingham and then at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, with the neuroanatomists Tomas Hökfelt and Kjell Fuxe.

Research

Everitt's research has spanned many aspects of brain function, from neuroanatomy to neuroendocrinology and behavioural neuroscience.[4][5][6] He is an acknowledged international authority on the neural systems underlying learning, memory and motivation especially in relation to drug addiction and in the top 1% most cited researchers in behavioural neuroscience.

Everitt was appointed to the Department of Anatomy at the University of Cambridge in 1974, became a Fellow of Downing College in 1976 and was a Director of Studies for the College from 1979 to 1999. In 1994 he was appointed a Reader in the Department of Experimental Psychology and in 1997 was elected Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience.

Awards and honours

He has served on several national and international advisory committees and has been president of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, the European Brain and Behaviour Society and the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society.[citation needed] He served as President of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) from 2016 to 2018. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation, and received honorary D.Sc. degrees from his almae matres, Birmingham University and Hull University.[7][8] In 2015 he was awarded the degree of honorary Doctor of Medicine (MDhc) by the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Everitt has been editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Neuroscience and is a reviewing editor for Science. He has received the American Psychological Association "Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award" (2011), the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society "Distinguished Achievement Award" (2011), the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies European Journal of Neuroscience (FENS-EJN) Award (2012), the British Association of Psychopharmacology Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the Fondation Ipsen Neuronal Plasticity Prize (2014).[citation needed] In October 2019 he began his term as President of the Society for Neuroscience, the first President from outside North America in its 50 year history, at the beginning of the Society's 50th anniversary year.[citation needed]

References

  1. List of publications from Microsoft Academic
  2. Robbins, T. W.; Everitt, B. J.; Nutt, D. J. (2008). "Introduction. The neurobiology of drug addiction: New vistas". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363 (1507): 3109–3111. doi:10.1098/rstb.2008.0108. PMC 2607336. PMID 18640913.
  3. Everitt, Barry J. (1971). The adrenal glands and sexual behaviour in female rhesus monkeys (PhD thesis). University of Birmingham.
  4. Belin, D.; Everitt, B. J. (2008). "Cocaine Seeking Habits Depend upon Dopamine-Dependent Serial Connectivity Linking the Ventral with the Dorsal Striatum". Neuron. 57 (3): 432–441. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2007.12.019. PMID 18255035.
  5. Belin, D.; Mar, A. C.; Dalley, J. W.; Robbins, T. W.; Everitt, B. J. (2008). "High Impulsivity Predicts the Switch to Compulsive Cocaine-Taking". Science. 320 (5881): 1352–1355. doi:10.1126/science.1158136. PMC 2478705. PMID 18535246.
  6. Everitt, B. J.; Belin, D.; Economidou, D.; Pelloux, Y.; Dalley, J. W.; Robbins, T. W. (2008). "Neural mechanisms underlying the vulnerability to develop compulsive drug-seeking habits and addiction". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 363 (1507): 3125–3135. doi:10.1098/rstb.2008.0089. PMC 2607322. PMID 18640910.
  7. "Downing College : Downing News : Everitt honoured with fellowship of the Royal Society". Archived from the original on 12 April 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  8. "Downing College : Downing News : Everitt honoured with fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences". Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2009.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Master of Downing College, Cambridge
2003–2013
Succeeded by