Dr Zaineb Henderson


  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant (1978 – 1984), Universities of Cambridge & Oxford
  • Independent Research Fellow (1984 – 1994), University College Cardiff & University of Leeds.
  • Lecturer (1994 – 1997), University of Leeds
  • Reader in Integrative Neuroscience (1997 - 2009), University of Leeds.
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow (2009 -  ), University of Leeds

Research interests

  • The central cholinergic system of the mammalian brain
  • Characterisation of some unusual members of the Rhizaria (Foraminifera, Cercozoa, Gromia) and the Alveolata (dinoflagellata) that inhabit the coastal areas, freshwater lochs and bogs of north west Scotland
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • 1973: BSc. (Honours, Class II/I) Physiology, University College London.
  • 1978: PhD in Neuroscience, Churchill College, Cambridge University.
  • 2017: BSc. (Honours, Open, Class II/I) on topics in theoretical physics, Open University.

Professional memberships

  • The Society for Neuroscience (Emeritus member)
  • The Society of Authors
  • The Scottish Association for Marine Science (Clan member)