Connecting European Neuroscience

Kate Jeffery

Member of CARE (2018 - 2020)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and academic career

Employment and posts

2014-2019    Wellcome trust Senior Investigator

2010-2013    Head of Department, Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, UCL

2009- Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience

2005-2009    Director, Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience

Reader in Behavioural Neuroscience

2002-2005    Senior lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, University College London

1999-2002    Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, University College London

1997-1999    Clinical lecturer, Dept. of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, University College London

1993-1997    Postdoctoral position with Professor John O’Keefe at the Dept. of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, University College London

1987   Locum Senior House Officer in London

1986   Registration House Officer year with the North Canterbury Hospital Board, Christchurch, New Zealand


1990-1993    Ph.D., University of Edinburgh.

1988-1989    M.Sc., University of Otago.

1980-1985    University of Otago Faculty of Medicine; MB.ChB. Nov.1985

Honours and awards

2018 – Elected vice-president Royal Inst. Navigation

2015 – Elected Fellow of the Royal Inst. Navigation

2012 – Elected Fellow of the British Psychological Society

2011 – Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology

General administrative and organisational experience

2009-2011 – Head of Department, UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences

2006–present – Director, UCL Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience

Co-director of Axona Ltd, a biomedical engineering company specialising in data acquisition systems for single neuron recording

Research interests

Neural encoding of space and memory in freely behaving rodents

Selected Publications

  • Ismakov R, Barak O, Jeffery KJ, Derdikman D (2017) Grid cells encode local positional information. Current Biology 27(15):2337-2343 doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.034 PMID: 28756950
  • Jacob P-Y J, Casali G, Spieser L, Overington DWU, Page H, Jeffery KJ (2017) An independent, landmark-dominated head direction signal in dysgranular retrosplenial cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 20, 173–175 doi: 10.1038/nn.4465. PMID: 27991898
  • Marozzi E, Ginzberg L-L, Alenda A, Jeffery KJ (2015) Purely translational realignment in grid cells following non-metric context change. Cerebral Cortex, 25(11):4619-27 doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv120. PMID: 26048956
  • Carpenter F, Manson D, Jeffery KJ, Burgess N, Barry C (2015) Grid cells form a global representation of connected environments. Current Biology, 25(9): 1176-1182. PMID: 25913404
  • Saleem AB, Ayaz A, Jeffery KJ, Harris KD, Carandini M (2013) Integration of visual motion and locomotion in mouse visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 16(12):1864-9. doi: 10.1038/nn.3567 PMID: 24185423
  • Jeffery KJ, Jovalekic A, Verriotis M and Hayman R (2013) Navigating in a three-dimensional world. Target article and Discussion in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(5) 523-543. PMID: 24103594
  • Spiers HJ, Hayman RM, Jovalekic A, Marozzi E and Jeffery KJ (2013) Place field repetition and purely local remapping in a multi-compartment environment. Cerebral Cortex, ;25(1):10-25.doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht198 PMID: 23945240
  • Hayman R, Verriotis M, Jovalekic A, Fenton A and Jeffery KJ (2011) Anisotropic encoding of three-dimensional space by place cells and grid cells. Nature Neuroscience, 14(9):1182-8. PMID: 21822271


Kate Jeffery

University College London
Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience
26 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AP UK