Former Master elected Fellow of world's largest general scientific society

Professor Barry Everitt, former Master and Honorary Fellow of Downing College, has been elected as a lifetime Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

More than 500 scientists, engineers and innovators from around the world have been elected by AAAS to their 2022 class of Fellows. The newly elected Fellows have been recognised for their scientific and socially notable achievements during their careers.

Professor Everitt has been recognised for his seminal research on mechanisms underlying learning, memory reconsolidation, motivation, and reward, especially as related to addiction, and for exceptional leadership of neuroscience societies in both Europe and the United States. 

His research and that of his MRC-funded research group in the University's  Department of Psychology is concerned with the neural and psychological basis of learning, memory and motivation, especially related to understanding the processes underlying drug addiction.

Professor Everitt first became a Fellow at Downing in 1976 and served as Master of the College from 2003 to 2013. He is Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology. 

Published 1 February 2023