Richard Morris is Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Brain Development and Repair in Bangalore in India, and Caro Almela Professor of Neurobiology (Honorary) at the Institute for Neuroscience in Alicante, Spain. Morris read the Natural Sciences Tripos at the University of Cambridge and gained his D.Phil. at the University of Sussex. From 1977 to 1986, he was a Lecturer in physiological psychology at the University of St Andrews, and has worked at the University of Edinburgh since 1986 with a focus on the neurobiology of learning and memory.
Morris is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Fellow of The Royal Society of London and served, by secondment, as Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the Wellcome Trust in London. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Foreign Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He has previously been honoured with the Feldberg Prize, the IPSEN Prize for Neuronal Plasticity, a Royal Medal for Life Science by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Brain Prize 2016 jointly with Tim Bliss and Graham Collingridge.