Curriculum vitae

Dr Mary-Ellen Lynall MA BM BCh

Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK

Post-doctoral research associate, Christ's College, University of Cambridge

maryellenlynall at gmail point com

Employment, education and academic prizes

Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (2015-present)

Academic Neurosciences Foundation Programme, University of Cambridge and NHS East of England Deanery (2013-2015)

Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians Part 1, Part 2 (2015)

Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Part A, Part B (2015)

Magdalen College, University of Oxford - Graduate Entry Medicine (2009-13)

  • Meakins Mclaran Medal 2013 for the highest cumulative performance in Oxford Clinical School 
  • Final examinations (2013): Margaret Harris Memorial Prize 
  • Preliminary examinations (2011): Martin Wronker First Prize in Medicine 
FMRIB Graduate Course in Neuroimaging (Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain, 2010-11)

Clare College, University of Cambridge - M.A. (Hons) Natural Sciences (2006-2009)
  • Triple First and 1st Prize (Cambridge Neuroscience Prize): ranked highest 1st in the Final Examinations
  • 3rd year: 1st Class (Neuroscience); 2nd year: 1st Class (History and Philosophy of Science, Animal Biology, Neuroscience); 1st year: 1st Class (Physics, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Mathematics)
Methodist College, Belfast (1998-2005) A-levels: AAAAA (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, French), ranked 1st in Physics (Institute of Physics award) and 3rd in Further Mathematics in Northern Ireland; GCSEs: 11 A*s ranked 2nd in Northern Ireland in English, Top 5 in UK in German, Biology and Chemistry.

Other awards

Hobson Mann Scholarship for outstanding progress in clinical medicine (2012)    

MacLoghlin and Morris Scholarship for medicine (2011)

Award from Horlock Trust (2010)

Awards from Clare College (2009): Thirkill Award for contribution to the faculty and support of other students within the college; Greene Cup for General Learning, ‘College Prize’ for academic achievement

Rajiv Gandhi Travelling Scholarship for research into the history of science in India (2007)

Twice recipient of IBM University Scholarship (2006-08)

Holder of Choral Scholarship to Clare College (2006-08)

International Chemistry Olympiads: Taiwan 2005: bronze medal; Korea 2006: silver medal



Davison EN, Schlesinger KJ, Bassett DS, Lynall ME, Miller MB, Grafton ST, Carlson JM (2014) Brain Network Adaptability Across Task States (under review) arXiv:1407.8234

Lynall ME, Bassett DS, Kerwin R, McKenna PJ, Kitzbichler M, Muller U, Bullmore E (2010) Functional connectivity and brain networks in schizophrenia J. Neurosci 30(28):9477-9487

Lynall ME (2010) Non-invasive brain stimulation. Oxford Medical School Gazette

Lynall ME (2008) C.V. Raman’s work on scientific journals: Legacy and lessons for Indian science. Current Science 94(3):305

Textbook and book chapters

Bassett DS, Lynall ME (2014) Network methods to characterize brain structure and function. In Cognitive Neurosciences: The Biology of the Mind 5e ed. Michael Gazzaniga, Richard B. Ivry, George R. Mangun (in press)

Gulati G, Lynall ME, Saunders K (2013) Lecture Notes in Psychiatry, 11e Wiley-Blackwell

Lynall ME, Blakemore C (2013) What synaesthesia isn’t. In The Oxford Handbook of Synaesthesia, ed. Simner J and Hubbard E

Commentary, posters

Bullmore E, Lynall ME (2014) Immunological therapeutics and psychotic disorders. Biological Psychiatry 75 (4) 260

Lynall ME, Stolp HB, Scholz J, Schneider J, Anthony DC, Molnár Z (2012) Linking maternal infection to behavioral problems: effects of inflammation on mouse embryonic development. Poster at Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress

Lynall ME, Stolp HB, Scholz J, Schneider J, Anthony DC, Molnár Z (2011) Structural MRI of the developing mouse brain: creation of a template and brain atlas enable detection of early changes in foetal brain structure following maternal inflammation. Poster at Federation for European Neurosciences (FENS) School on development and plasticity of cortical representation

Peer reviewer for Journal of Neuroscience, OUP, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, Brain Connectivity. Editorial board for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation (2013-present), Oxford Medical School Gazette (2010-11)

Science and medicine: conferences, research, teaching and communication

Post-doctoral research associate, Christ's College, Cambridge (2015-present)

Retaining Fee Lecturer in neuroscience at Somerville College, Oxford (2011-13)

Project at the Centre for Clinical Investigations, L'Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris: pharmacogenetics of Parkinson’s Disease (September 2012, supervisor: JC Corvol)

FENS-IBRO Summer School: Development and plasticity of cortical representation (poster presentation, Bertinoro, Italy, 2011)

Royal Society inaugural Kavli centre conference on cognition, computation and consciousness (2010)

Part-time research at Oxford Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, investigating the developmental neurobiology of the relationship between maternal inflammation during pregnancy and behavioural problems in offspring. Pioneered techniques for the analysis of MR images of embryonic mouse brains, allowing subtle changes in structure to be localized and quantified (2010-12, supervisors: H Stolp, Z Molnár, D Anthony)

Varsity Medical Debate: winning team, representing Oxford University (2010-11)

Subeditor, Oxford Medical School Gazette (2010-11)

Research Assistant post at Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge: extension of undergraduate research project using functional MRI to explore how brain networks are affected in schizophrenia (Summer 2009, supervisors: DS Bassett and E Bullmore)

Speaker and seminar leader: Free will: an outdated concept? Dilettante Society, Clare College (2008)

Weekly volunteer in Hilltop Day Care Centre, caring for patients with dementia (2008-09)

Guest lecturer, online mentor and co-examiner for the Irish Chemistry Olympiad team (2007)

Non-biomedical roles

President of Clare College Ambassadors: (2007-08)
    • Leading a team of 15 to ensure alumni-student relations are strong and mutually beneficial, as well as raising money for the student fund
    • Organising career, speaker and fundraising events each term

Sponsorship officer for Cambridge University International Development Society, working with the finance team to secure funding (2007-08)

Treasurer of Clare College Music Society, managing an annual turnover of £9000 (2007-08)

Member of Clare College May Ball Design Team, planning and creating the college ball theme (2007-08)

European Voluntary Service: full time volunteer in a French school for a year (2005-06):
    • working in a team to organise and lead the school’s extracurricular activities and social events;
    • dealing with the students’ welfare issues and representing their interests to the school hierarchy;
    • teaching two English classes per week (ages 16-19) and running a hip-hip group;
    • organising a week of Irish cultural events.


Native English-speaker, fluent French (DALF: European Language Passport C1)

German to an advanced level (top 5 marks in UK at GCSE)

UK Driving Licence

Software: Matlab, R, Amira, LaTeX, FSL, AFNI, shell scripting, GIMP    

Performing Arts

Choral scholar and soloist at Clare College, Cambridge, 2006-08    

Lead roles in: Hindemith’s opera Moerder Hoffnung der Frauen, St. James’ Piccadilly; Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Cambridge Arts Theatre; Kiss me Kate (Kate), Great St. Mary’s Cambridge; Milton’s Masque of Comus (The Lady), Milton 400th anniversary celebrations in Cambridge; Le Petit Cabaret, Strasbourg, Noctuelles Duo, Strasbourg

Minor roles in: Janácek’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen (Young Vixen); Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (First Witch); Fiddler on the Roof (Sprintze); Watermark (young Anna); Bugsy Malone (Velma); Annie (Orphan)

Vocal soloist with The Ulster Orchestra (Blake’s The Bear), Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra (London Tour) and Belfast Youth Orchestra (USA Tour) 

Member of The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (violin)

Performance diploma (DipABRSM, piano); Grade 8 distinction (piano, violin); Grade 7 distinction (ballet)