Barry Everitt (scientist)

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Barry J. Everitt
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions University of Cambridge
University of Hull
University of Birmingham
Karolinska Institute
Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD)
Alma mater University of Hull
University of Birmingham
Thesis  (1971)
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society
Spouse Jane Sterling, clinical dermatologist and virologist[citation needed]
Website
www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directory/profile.php?bje10
www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/bje10@cam.ac.uk

Barry John Everitt ScD, FRS, FMedSci (born 19 February 1946) was Master of Downing College, Cambridge and is Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience and Director of Research at the University of Cambridge.[1][2] He is Provost of the Gates Cambridge Trust at Cambridge University.

Education[edit]

Everitt graduated in Zoology and Psychology at University of Hull, received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Birmingham[3] on the adrenal glands and sexual behaviour in female rhesus monkeys[4] He undertook post-doctoral research at Birmingham and then at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, with the eminent neuroanatomists Tomas Hökfelt and Kjell Fuxe.

Research[edit]

His research has spanned many aspects of brain function, from neuroanatomy to neuroendocrinology and behavioural neuroscience.[5][6][7] He is an acknowledged international authority on the neural systems underlying learning, memory and motivation especially in relation to drug addiction. He is one of the top 1% of 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, a tenured University Lecturer and a Director of Studies in Medicine at Downing in 1979. 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. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci), and Member of EMBO (European Molecularl Biology Organisation), and has been awarded Honorary D.Sc.degrees by his almae matres, Birmingham University and Hull University.[8][9] 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). He is the President-elect of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.


References[edit]

  1. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  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.  edit
  3. ^ Everitt, Barry J. (1971). The adrenal glands and sexual behaviour in female rhesus monkeys (PhD thesis). University of Birmingham. 
  4. ^ Everitt, B. J.; Herbert, J. (1969). "Adrenal Glands and Sexual Receptivity in Female Rhesus Monkeys". Nature 222 (5198): 1065–1066. doi:10.1038/2221065a0. PMID 4977741.  edit
  5. ^ 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.  edit
  6. ^ 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.  edit
  7. ^ 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.  edit
  8. ^ "Downing College : Downing News : Everitt honoured with fellowship of the Royal Society". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  9. ^ "Downing College : Downing News : Everitt honoured with fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Stephen Fleet
Master of Downing College, Cambridge
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Grimmett