School of Biological Sciences


Cultured rat cortical neurons stained with calcein dye

Dr Bronwyn Kivell

Our neurobiology research examines the behavioural and cellular effects of drugs of abuse.

A study linking the behavioural effects of psychoactive drugs to specific neurochemical changes in particular regions of the brain, is being undertaken as a collaborative project with the School of Psychology.


Our main research projects are:

We also work with the Cell Biology and Immunology Research Group.


For more information, please contact Dr Bronwyn Kivell

The following staff also lead research groups involving neuroscience:

Dr Andrew Munkacsi- neurodegenerative diseases