Catharine Winstanley, University of British Columbia

Associate Professor Psychiatry Vancouver, British Columbia cwinstanley@psych.ubc.ca Office: (604) 822-3128
(604) 827-5083

Bio/Research

Dr. Catharine Winstanley obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology and Physiology from the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed a PhD in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Trevor Robbins. Her research focus...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Catharine Winstanley obtained a first class honours degree in Psychology and Physiology from the University of Oxford, and subsequently completed a PhD in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Trevor Robbins. Her research focused on exploring the neural and neurochemical basis of different forms of impulsivity. As a post-doctoral researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Eric Nestler at UT Southwestern, she investigated whether manipulating intracellular signalling pathways can affect impulse control and cognitive function, and applied such knowledge to models of drug addiction.

In January 2007, Dr. Winstanley took up a tenure-track assistant professorship at the University of British Columbia where she has established the Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience, and engages in university lecturing. She is currently a Michael Smith Early Career Scholar, and has received numerous awards for her research including the 2008 Wyeth Award for Outstanding Research in Preclinical Psychopharmacology.


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