Faissal Sharif joins British Neuroscience Association Scholars Programme

Faissal Sharif joins British Neuroscience Association Scholars Programme

Portrait photo of Faissal Sharif

Many congratulations to Unit D.Phil. student Faissal Sharif on being selected to join the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Scholars Programme.

The BNA Scholars Programme was launched in 2021 with a view to improving equality, diversity and inclusion in neuroscience. The programme supports students from currently under-represented ethnic groups in neuroscience, offering them a mentoring scheme, networking opportunities, and membership to both the BNA and Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, as well as funding towards attendance at conferences. Students are accepted on to the Scholars Programme following an annual open competition.

Faissal’s D.Phil. research is currently focused on novel non-invasive brain stimulation applications targeting psychiatric symptoms present in a variety of affective and neurological disorders. Beyond potential new transdiagnostic treatments using neurotechnology, Faissal is interested in the neuronal underpinnings of affective processing, anhedonia and apathy. Faissal is supervised by Professor Huiling Tan.

Faissal is the Unit’s second BNA Scholar, now joining Unit student Cal Shearer on the Programme.