Professor Joe Herbert

  • College positions:
    Life Fellow
    Former Director of Studies in Medicine
  • University positions:
    Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience
  • Subjects: Medicine


 B Sc, MB Ch B (B’ham) PhD (London)

Research interests 

Hormones and brain function, risk factors for depression, formation of new nerve cells in the adult brain.


Publications include many papers in learned journals, The Minder Brain (2008) and Testosterone: sex, power and the will to win (2015)

Teaching interests

Graduate training programmes in life sciences, both in the University (Director of Graduate Training, Department of Clinical Neurosciences) and EU (Coordinator, Marie Curie Initial Training Network). Former chair, Graduate School of Life Sciences.

Other interests

 Music, literature, classic cars