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By-Fellow, Director of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences and Natural Sciences, Tutor, Harassment Support Tutor

Dr Aude Rauscent is a visiting research fellow at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cambridge and one of the Directors of Studies in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences and Natural Sciences at Hughes Hall.

Aude studied at the University of Bordeaux where she graduated in 2008 in Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology. During her PhD, she developed a new experimental model to investigate the plasticity of the central nervous system in the face of environmental or morphological constraints allowing the maintenance of adapted behaviours.

Aude then moved to the laboratory of Professor David Belin at the French Institute of Health and Medical Research where she investigated the psychological, neural and cellular mechanisms of the individual vulnerability to develop compulsive disorders. Ten years ago, Aude moved to Cambridge University and continued her research on the neurological and psychological mechanisms subserving individual vulnerability to addiction in the CLIC Cambridge Laboratory for research on Impulsive and Compulsive disorders in the Department of Psychology.

Aude has recently been elected By-Fellow and appointed Director of Studies for Natural Sciences (Biology) and Psychological and Behavioural Sciences tripos at Hughes Hall. Aude has extensive experience in undergraduate teaching and pastoral care and strongly believes that academic life at Cambridge University is more than “only” the teaching experience, so became not only a Tutor at Hughes Hall but will also act as one of the Harassment support tutors.