Nancy J. Rothwell#


Nancy J. Rothwell
Email:nancy.rothwell 'at' manchester.ac.uk
Membership Number:2326
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:nrothwell
Elected:2005
Homepage: http://www.manchester.ac.uk





Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004-2007 Vice President for Research, University of Manchester
  • 2001-2004 Deputy Research Dean, School of Biological Sciences
  • 1998-2000 Chairman, Division of Neuroscience, University of Manchester
  • 1996-1998 Research and Graduate Dean, School of Biological Sciences
  • 1994- Professor of Physiology, University of Manchester
  • 1991-1994 Reader, University of Manchester
  • 1989-1991 Honorary Reader, University of Manchester
  • 1987-1991 Royal Society University Research Fellow, Deptartment of Physiological Sciences, University of Manchester
  • 1984-1987 Royal Society University Research Fellow and Honorary Lecturer, St George's Hospital Medical School
  • 1982-1984 Royal Society Research Fellow (Foulerton Gift & Binmore Kenner), Department of Physiology, St George's Hospital Medical School
  • 1979-1982 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, St George's Hospital Medical School
  • 1978-1979 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deptartment of Physiology, Queen Elizabeth College
  • 1976-1978 Postgraduate student (SERC CASE award), Department of Physiology, Queen Elizabeth College (and Unilever Research Laboratories, Colworth House, Beds)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mediators and mechanisms of neuronal injury and repair
  • Role of inflammation and cytokines in ischaemic, haemorrhage and traumatic brain injury in patients, and therapuetic interventions

Honours and Awards
  • 1995 Pfizer Research Prize
  • 1995 Charles Darwin Lecturer, BAAS
  • 1996 Gaddum Prize, British Pharmocological Society
  • 1997 Physiological Society Annual Prize Lecture (delivered in 1998)
  • 1998 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, also delivered in Japan and Hong Kong
  • 1998 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • 1999 Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2000-2004 President, British Neuroscience Association
  • 2000-2004 Member MRC Council and Strategy Board
  • 2002-2005 Trustee and Council Member, NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology & Arts)
  • 2002-2007 Trustee and Council Member, Cancer Research UK
  • 2002-2003 Chair, UK Life Sciences Committee
  • 2002- Fellow, Institute of Biology, Honorary Fellow from 2007
  • 2002-2005 Member, Council, Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2003-2007 Founder Member and Honorory Treasurer, Biosciences Federation
  • 2004-2006 Chair, GSK Neurology Advisory Board
  • 2003 Pfizer Award for Innovative Science
  • 2004 Fellow, Royal Society
  • 2004-2007 Chair, Research Defence Society
  • 2005-2008 Chair, National Centre for 3Rs on Animal Research Grants Panel
  • 2005-2008 Member, BBSRC Council
  • 2005-2008 Chair, Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Strategy Committee
  • 2005 Dame Commander of the British Empire
  • 2006- Non-executive Director of AstraZeneca
  • 2006 Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
  • 2006 Fellow, Academia Europaea
  • 2007- Chair, AstraZeneca Board Science Committee, Member Remuneration Committee
  • 2008- Honorary Fellow, Institute of Biology
  • 2008- Chair, Royal Society Education Committee
  • 2008- President, Biosciences Federation
  • 2009- President, Society of Biology
  • 2008- Council Member and Vice President, Royal Society


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