Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.


Sanjay Manohar


Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant

My current research focuses on how the neurotransmitter dopamine influences attention and vigour. Rewards and penalties can motivate us to move faster and to be more accurate. I use eye tracking, reaction times, and distraction to measure reward processing. I am investigating how reward processing is affected by dopaminergic drugs, Parkinson's disease, and focal damage to the frontal lobe of the brain.
Lab Homepage


  • 2017: MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship
  • 2017: Fellow of the RCUK-funded Software Sustainability Institute
  • 2015: Junior Research Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall
  • 2016: University Staff Innovation Seed Fund award
  • 2013: Oxford Learning Institute Teaching Award
  • 2013: Oxford University OxTALENT Prize for innovation
  • 2009: Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship (UCL)
  • 2007: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (Imperial College)
  • 2000: Sir Rudolph Peters Prize, Gonville and Caius College Cambridge

Recent publications

More publications