Prof Joanna Neill

Professor of Psychopharmacology

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2011 - 2014 REF Sub-Panel A3 Member

2007 - 2011 

External examiner: The University of Nottingham, Neuroscience 2012-2016 and University of Brighton, Pharmacy 2013-2015

2016-2018 President of British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP)

2006 - 2013 Member of Council for BAP

2010-2013 Meetings Secretary for British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP)


Jo Neill is Professor of Psychopharmacology in the Manchester Pharmacy School at the University of Manchester since January 2013, previously Professor at the University of Bradford. She received a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Bath in 1986 and a PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Birmingham in 1990. Jo worked in the pharmaceutical industry at Merrell Dow and Merck Sharp and Dohme and at the Mario Negri Istituto di Richerche in Milan before moving into academia. She has been conducting research in psychopharmacology for almost 30 years, specifically in the area of development of preclinical models of psychiatric disorders. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications in top scientific journals and is currently the meetings secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, associate editor for Neuroscience Letters and a panel member of the Research Excellence Framework by Higher Education Funding Council for England.


1986  B.Sc.  Upper division, second class honours degree in Pharmacology, University of Bath

1990  PhD    Psychopharmacology, University of Birmingham, Department of Psychology

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