R Jean Banister Prize Lecture
The R Jean Banister Prize Lecture is awarded to early career physiologists and is delivered in three or four locations across the UK and Ireland. The Society announces the awardee, following which, departments can invite them to their institutions to showcase his or her research.Nominate Now
2018 – Bethan Phillips
Physiological adaptations to traditional and novel exercise interventions as a function of age
2017 – Nathalie Rochefort
Decoding the visual cortex
2016 – Alicia D’Souza
Getting excited about pacemaking in the athletic heart: interplay of transcription factors and microRNAs in pacemaker electrophysiology.
Who was R Jean Banister?
R Jean Banister was a physiologist and Tutorial Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford.
She first went to the Royal Academy of Music but later switched to medical science. She focused on the vascular system in the lungs. She directed an active laboratory and advocated hands-on teaching.
She was also a tireless protagonist of women’s education. On retirement she went to lecture in Saudi Arabia to inspire women medical students in a part of the world where the education of women in medicine needed such support.