Kia Nobre Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

St Catherine’s is delighted to announce that Fellow, Professor Kia Nobre, has been elected as an international member to the National Academy of Science. Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences by their peers in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership of the National Academy of Sciences is recognised as one of the highest honour that a scientist can receive.

Kia Nobre says of her nomination, “I learned of my election to the National Academy of Science from a wall of smiley illustrious faces on Zoom. I was so astonished, there was no time to put up guards or assemble composure. I blurted out, emotionally, how “This Is A Dream Come True!” Would I fix that awkward moment? No. That pretty much sums it up. Science is a major part of my life-energy and identity. What could be more wonderful than to feel your community values your contributions?”

Kia Nobre is the Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Her research aims to improve our understanding of the principles of the neural systems that supportive cognitive functions in the human brain. She is Director of Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, Chair of Oxford Neuroscience Strategy Committee and Head of the Brain & Cognition Lab. Kia is also a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the Academic Europaea.

Kia became the first holder of the statutory Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow of St Catherine’s College in 2014.