Emma Burrows, PhD

Research Team Head
Translational Behaviour Group

Dr. Emma Burrows leads a team of behavioural scientists, psychologists and engineers, in an extensive program of work focussing on preclinical models of complex brain disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Parkinson’s and Dementia. She is a recognised expert in rodent touchscreen testing and applies this technique to assess cognition in mice expressing patient-associated gene variants. Her team use this sophisticated behavioral analysis to assess cognitive domains in mice in similar ways to clinical methods of assessment. Using these tools, they aim to understand how complex brain disorders arise and how to treat them. Dr Burrows is passionate about advancing diversity and inclusion in science and leads efforts to change the culture of academia to one where more people can thrive.