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Royal Holloway academic announced as new President-Elect for the British Neuroscience Association

Royal Holloway academic announced as new President-Elect for the British Neuroscience Association

  • Date26 April 2023

Professor Narender Ramnani, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway has been named as the new President-Elect for the British Neuroscience Association (BNA).

Narender Ramnani BNA role - Psychology

Professor Ramnani leads the Brain, Action and Cognition Lab at Royal Holloway, a world-leading research group using functional neuroimaging methods to investigate the mechanisms in the human brain that underly higher cognition, learning and the control of action.

Narender was given the new appointment of President-Elect soon after he was awarded the BNA's highest honour of Honorary Membership – a position only held by five others and bestowed upon him as a mark of appreciation for all he has done to support the BNA over the last 17+ years.

Amongst his roles within the Association, Narender was Chair of the Programme Organising Committee during the period when the BNA first launched the concept of the BNA 'Festivals of Neuroscience' – what was and is still a unique forum for multiple neuroscience organisations to come together in a shared event.

Speaking on Narender's exceptional level of ongoing contribution to the Association, BNA Chief Executive, Anne Cooke, said: “We have been privileged and lucky to have Narender give so much of his time, friendship, hard work and loyalty to the Association. The influence he has had, and the changes he has brought about, will continue for years to come.”

Professor Narender Ramnani added: “I was humbled and honoured to learn I’d been given the role of BNA’s President. I realise this is a position of great responsibility that requires a significant time and commitment.

“This is an exciting opportunity for me to contribute to the BNA’s success as an organisation, improve the research culture in our field, and to create a more level playing field in which everyone can thrive.”

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