Philip Newland is a Professor of Neuroscience and currently Associate Dean for Internationalization in the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK. He was formerly Director of Research for the Centre for Biological Sciences, Deputy Head of School for Enterprise, Head of a Neuroscience and also Chair of the Neurobiology Group of the Society for Experimental Biology. His interest is in understanding the neural basis of behaviour; from the sensing of stimuli in the environment, to the integration of neural information and the generation and control of movement. His work has been supported by the BBSRC, EPSRC, JSPS, Leverhulme Trust, HFSP and Honda R & D.
He was awarded a Furusato Award by the Japan Society for The Promotion of Science for developing Anglo-Japanese relations in 2010, and in 2013 was awarded a prestigious Special Visiting Researcher award by the Brazilian government through Brazil’s Science without Borders programme, to develop a multidisciplinary project with groups at the University of Vicosa, and the University of Sao Paulo. He has been involved for many years with the Public Understanding of Science and has exhibited at events in the UK, including the Royal Society Innovations in Science exhibition. He served on the Education and Public Affairs Committee of the Society for Experimental Biology, for which he was a member of Council until 2006. He has published over 90 research papers, 100+ conference contributions and 2 books.