Dr. Jennifer Murphy, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London has been awarded the Young Investigator Award from the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN).
The European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN) presents the Young Investigator Award to outstanding early-career scientists to honour their outstanding scientific contributions as well as their contributions to the wider community. This year, the ESCAN Young Investigator Award was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Murphy, a lectuer in the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Simone Battaglia (University of Bologna).
The ESCAN recognises and celebrates Dr. Murphy's achievement as follows, "Dr. Jennifer Murphy has made substantial and innovative contributions in the fields of social perception and interoception as evidenced by numerous high-quality publications that highlight the importance of robust measures and comprehensive theoretical and methodological frameworks."
Commenting on the award, Dr. Murphy said, "It is such an honour to receive this award from ESCAN. Having presented at society meetings from the start of my PhD, it is truly special to have my work acknowledged in this way - particularly for work I have completed since establishing my own lab (perhaps this will stave off the imposter syndrome for a few days!). I feel incredibly lucky to have had such wonderful mentors, collaborators, students and research volunteers who have helped make this work possible and I’m excited by the prospect of continuing to drive forward our understanding of interoception and social perception."
Find out more about Dr Murphy's research here and read about her current project on sex differences in interoception supported by a highly prestigious New Investigator Research Grant from the Medical Research Council.