Liverpool Neuroscience Group News Update

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Image of Yvonne Allen and Professor Quinn

A massive thanks to Dr Yvonne Allen who has recently retired, but for many years has supported and promoted neuroscience in Liverpool as both the British Neuroscience Association representative for the city and latterly as the driving force behind the Liverpool Neuroscience Group.

Professor Quinn, a long-time colleague of Dr Allen in the former Anatomy and Cell Biology Department, University of Liverpool said he was proud to acknowledge her contribution to maintaining the city’s neuroscience profile in the UK.

We wish her well in her retirement and hope she keeps in touch!

Due to Dr Allen’s retirement we have changed our contact details. To join our mailing list, and to advertise events of interest to the group, receive updates about the group's activities and to be notified of upcoming events and seminars, please contact:

Dr Susannah Walker, Liverpool John Moores University will take over as British Neuroscience Association representative for the city.

Dr Susannah Walker

After completing her PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews in 2002, Dr Walker spent 6 years as a Research Associate in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge where she studied the neural and neurochemical basis of executive control behaviours mediated by the prefrontal cortex. Subsequently she spent 3 years working as a research scientist for Unilever R&D in Port Sunlight; here her role involved managing and developing external collaborations with academics in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. She returned to academia, joining the school of Natural Sciences & Psychology at LJMU in 2011. She is a Reader in Behavioural Neuroscience and founder member of the Somatosensory & Affective Neuroscience group

She can be contacted at