Andrea Alenda

Past Boards of Directors

Scientific background: I am neuroscientist with over a decade of research experience in neurophysiology of the cerebral cortex. I studied a PhD in Neuroscience at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, I did a first postdoc at Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, and a second postdoc at University College London. I am currently working as research associate and science writer at Imperial College London. I write regularly for the blog of the Spanish Society of Neuroscience and have my own blog (www.thecuriousneuron.com). My work has featured in the Society of Macular Disease webpage and University College London media. In April 2013 I joined the online team at SRUK/CERU and I have just been elected director of its online department.

Opinion about SRUK: I joined SRUK/CERU because I believe in the benefits of having a scientific community that participates actively in society, not just by promoting a better public understanding of science but also by increasing the researcher’s general knowledge beyond the scope of their own work. One of the aims at SRUK/CERU is to increase the public’s scientific awareness by facilitating the contact between scientists and members of the British and Spanish public.