Stephanie Cragg’s first degree (1993) was in Natural Sciences (Pharmacology) from the University of Cambridge. She gained a DPhil in 1996 from the University of Oxford after research in the Department of Pharmacology and at the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at New York University, USA. She was an EP Abraham Junior Research Fellow in Oxford, and a visiting scientist to the University of North Carolina, before holding a Beit Memorial Research Fellowship (2001-2004) and subsequently a Paton Fellowship at the University Department of Pharmacology, Oxford (2004-2006). She took up post as a University Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in 2006, and is also a Tutor for Medicine at Christ Church.
Stephanie Cragg’s research interests span from neurodegenerative disorders to drug addiction. Her work focuses on understanding dopamine neurotransmission, particularly within the basal ganglia and reward-related processing centres. She uses real-time electrochemical and theoretical approaches to explore how dopamine signals are presynaptically controlled, to understand how dopamine encodes motor and reward-related functions and ultimately, to gain insight into therapeutic strategies for Parkinson’s disease and drug addiction.
Further information can be found at Cragg Research