Constantinos Eleftheriou wins this year's Alison Douglas prize (best PhD thesis)

Congratulations to Constantinos Eleftheriou (Duguid lab) who was presented with the Alison Douglas prize (best PhD thesis) at this year's Mary Pickford lecture with Prof Kate Jeffery, Head of School Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Glasgow.

The Mary Pickford Lecture 2023

This lecture is held annually in honour of Prof Mary Pickford's pioneering research as an experimental physiologist and is supported by the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences.  This year's invited speaker was Prof Kate Jeffery who's seminar entitled  The cognitive map: from neurons to architecture took place at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences on Thursday 9th November with Prof David Wyllie (Centre Director) announcing this year's winner of the Alison Douglas Prize (best PhD thesis).

The Alison Douglas Best PhD Thesis Prize 

The annual Alison Douglas PhD Dissertation prize was established in 2015 in memory of our colleague Professor Alison Douglas.  Professor Alison Douglas was a passionate and supportive mentor to numerous postgraduate students.  

Huge congratulations to Constantinos Eleftheriou whose thesis 'Visuomotor Learning in Rett Syndrome' won this year's award.

Harry Clark (Nolan lab) and Niamh McNamara (Miron lab) both received 'Highly Commended' awards for their work.

Constantinos Eleftheriou

It is such an honour to receive the Alison Douglas prize for my thesis!  The CDBS has been a fantastic place to study and work in, and I’m grateful for the continuing support it provides to ECRs.

A massive thank you to my supervisor Prof Ian Duguid for being a fantastic mentor over these past few years!