Title: Professor & Creative Director for Outreach
Phone: 024 765 24591
Warwick Centres and GRPs
I have a Teaching focused role in my department. I teach first year basic form and function of animals (histology, anatomy, and the cell biology of neurons). In second year, I teach physiology of both humans and of invertebrates (Endocrinology, invertebrate neuroscience, and genetics associated with haematology). In third year, I teach modern approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia research, as well as running an Integrative Neuroscience workshop.
Research Interests and Other Activities
I have now closed my research laboratory, although a few publications keep emerging through collaborations – largely in the fields of tauopathies.
Externally I am a STEM for Britain judge and I am an editor for the UK six-form magazine Biological Sciences Reviews. I am a trustee for the UK Biology Competitions run at Warwick
I have taught widely across the University in cross-faculty programmes – on Biological Identity as well as extreme physiology of animals and in Science Communication. I run training classes in presentation skills to PhD students, to the public, and indeed anyone who wishes to hear my considerations in this area 😊.
I am active in a variety of outreach roles in the University and beyond – a co-organiser of Science on the Hill, and an advisor and an Honorary Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement. I am always keen to be invited to speak to the general public or to schools and to liaise with our outreach team in SLS.
Above all I have a passion for crashing the arts and the sciences together and have worked with a variety of creatives - Physical theatre groups (Highly SprungLink opens in a new window and LAStheatreLink opens in a new window), dramatists (Daniel ByeLink opens in a new window), musicians and poets (Su MenonLink opens in a new window)
- Currently Professor University of Warwick
- Lecturer University of Warwick 1995
- Post-doctoral Fellow University of Warwick 1990 – 1994
- Post-doctoral Research Assistant University of Adelaide Australia 186-1990
- PhD Bacterial Genetics Cranfield Institute of Technology 1982 - 1986
- BSc (Hons) Physiology and Biochemistry University of Reading 1979 - 1982