Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


  • Group Leader

    Dr Dianne F Newbury

    BSc, DPhil

    Senior Lecturer

    Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


    Phone number: (01865) 483015


    Location: Gipsy Lane, Sinclair, S306b

    I am a senior lecturer on the MSc Medical Genetics and Genomics programme and I am principal investigator of a research lab in the Department of Health and Life Sciences.

  • Post doctoral researchers

    Dr Hayley S Mountford

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    Phone: + 44 (0)1865 483276 | Email: | Location: Headington Campus, Oxford
  • Dr Nuala Simpson

    Dr Carol Mesa-Guecha

  • Funding

    Our research is currently funded by:

    The Leverhulme Trust - Project grant - Backwards speaking - gnikaeps sdrawkcab. May 2018 - May 2021

    The Newton Fund - ESRC Newton Award - A language and reading intervention programme for Chile, piloted in the Robinson Crusoe population. Feb 2016 – Oct 2018

    Oxford Brookes Central Research Fund - Research Excellence (CRF) award – Functional characterisation of RIC3 in backwards speech. Aug 2016-Jan 2017

    ERC - Dorothy Bishop Advanced Grant - Cerebral Asymmetry: New directions in correlates and etiology (CLARICE). 2015