2015 – : Presenter, Guardian Podcast series ‘A Neuroscientist Explains’
A bite-size alternative take that investigates a weekly news topic through the science of the mind

2013 – : Director, Science Gallery London at King’s College London
This is a new space where art and science collide to be constructed on the Guy’s campus opposite the Shard in London Bridge

– 2013: Head of Engaging Science, Wellcome Trust
Responsible for all external funding for public engagement and the arts

2014: Judging Panel, Man Booker Prize
The first scientist to be a Man Booker judge

2011: Organiser and Chair, Seminar NWO-British Council, Binational Seminar on Scientific Ethics, Holland

2011: Judging Panel, Wingate Prize

2005: Cultural Leadership Award, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

2005: Café scientifique, Photographers’ Gallery
Set up the ICA cafesci with Yvonne Fullwood and Rachel Cottam and chaired various panels

2004: Judging Panel, Aventis Prizes for Science Books 

2002: Scientist in Residence, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The first appointment of its kind at an arts institution

1999 – 2000: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL)
Laboratory of Professor Jenny Lund
Combining optical imaging with neuroanatomy in visual cortex

1993 – 1999, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science
Laboratory of Professor Amiram Grinvald
“Spatial and temporal dynamics of orientation selectivity: A study using new voltage sensitive dyes in visual cortex.”

1992 – 1993: Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive NeuroscienceUCL

1991 – 1992: Senior Research Fellow, Functional Imaging LabIONUCL

1990 – 1991: MSc Cognitive Science, Sussex UniversityCOGS
Theoretical limits of representation in recurrent neural networks

1986 – 1990: BA (Hons.) Mathematics and English Literature Trinity CollegeCambridge
Part I Mathematics, Part II English Literature