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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Wolfson Team

Professor Amanda Ellison

Executive Director

Amanda is neuroscientist and Professor in the Psychology Department. Interested in the neural basis of behaviour, her research projects cover a broad spectrum of disciplines from medicine through psychology to physics. She has been active in the Wolfson community since 2002 and has been Executive Director since 2015. In addition to being involved in the strategic development of the Institute, Amanda also sits on the Science Faculty Research Committee, is the Director of Impact for Psychology and is the director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit that seeks to bridge the gap between basic research related to how the brain works with effective rehabilitation paradigms when behaviour is affected by brain damage. Amanda is passionate about academic communication and to this end she writes popular science books and is frequently asked for comments by the media and to give after-dinner speeches.

Mrs Suzanne Boyd

Senior Officer

Suzanne is the Administrator of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing as well as PA to the Executive Director. Suzanne is responsible for the day to day running of the Institute, dealing with matters pertaining to HR, Budget and the Wolfson Funding Scheme. She is responsible for the Institute website and twitter feed, as well as supporting key Wolfson-related projects, Suzanne supports the Fellowship of the Institute, and works Monday to Thursday.