Cal Shearer selected as a British Neuroscience Association Scholar

Date 7 March 2022

Cal will be the sole Oxford representative in the second cohort of BNA scholars

Cal is pursuing a DPhil in Neuroscience at St John’s, having originally studied Psychology and Linguistics at the University. Their research is currently focused on using techniques in both humans and mice to study hippocampal-neocortical interactions during inferential decision making.

Launched at the beginning of January 2021, the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Scholar programme is designed to support students from currently under-represented ethnic groups in neuroscience, and build a supportive community within the discipline and the BNA.

With the first year of the BNA Scholars programme a huge success, it has now been expanded in response to feedback from the first cohort. Scholars now receive access to a mentoring scheme, networking opportunities, and membership to both the BNA and FENS, as well as funding towards conferences.

Cal said ‘I am thrilled to have been selected for this programme and I look forward to meeting many great neuroscientists and learning from their expertise to help further diversity with the field’.

A heartfelt congratulations to Cal on their impressive achievement! For more information on the BNA scholar programme, see their website here.