Rebeccah Slater is Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and a Senior Wellcome Trust Research Fellow. She is also a Professorial Fellow at St John's College.
Rebeccah studied Physics (BSc) at Imperial College and Neuroscience (MSc) at UCL, and in 2007 was awarded her PhD (UCL). Since 2013 she has led the Paediatric Neuroimaging Research Group, which focuses on understanding the mechanisms that underlie the development of pain perception in the human infant. She uses a range of non-invasive brain imaging tools, including EEG and fMRI, to explore the development of pain perception in the human nervous system.
She has published many articles about infant pain and has been enthusiastically involved in science communication and public engagement with science. Rebeccah holds an honorary research position in the Neonatal Care Services at the John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust and is a Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging.