Professor Tim Bussey

Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

Professor Tim Bussey is Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies at Pembroke College. His work aims to understand cognition – learning, memory, attention etc. -- and how the brain does it, what goes wrong in things like Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia, and possible ways to fix it.

Professor Bussey’s achievements include the development of a computer-automated cognitive testing method, and his theoretical work has challenged prevailing views regarding the organisation of brain function, and has recently been substantiated by a number of studies carried out in his own and several independent laboratories. In another stream of research he has elucidated the neural mechanisms underpinning object recognition memory and related cognitive functions. He is currently using the methods developed in these studies to investigate psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, and is testing potential therapeutic agents.

He initiated the #SheBlindedMeWithScience project, a musical collaboration – tapping into his previous career as a full-time musician -- with ScienceGrrl to celebrate and support women in science.