Dr Dean Burnett has won an award from the British Neuroscience Association

Dr Dean Burnett won the award for Public Engagement of Neuroscience in 2019.

Doctor Dean Burnett is a neuroscientist, lecturer, author, blogger, podcaster, pundit, science communicator, comedian and numerous other things, depending on who’s asking and what they need.

Previously employed as a psychiatry tutor and lecturer at the Cardiff University Centre for Medical Education, Dean is currently an honorary research associate at Cardiff Psychology School, as well as a Visiting Industry Fellow at Birmingham City University.

However, Dean is currently a full-time author, previously known for his satirical science column Brain Flapping at the Guardian, which ran from 2012 to 2018. This led to his internationally acclaimed bestselling debut book The Idiot Brain, which has resulted in several further books and even more interesting brain stuff.

Each year, the BNA acknowledge and reward researchers and students for their amazing work and contribution to neuroscience. All prize winners will be collecting their awards at the presentation services during the Xmas symposium.

We are also excited and delighted that award winner Dean Burnett will be entertaining us with a live set during the wine reception!

Congratulations to all winners!


Click here to read more on the British Neuroscience Association’s website.