Biography

I completed my PhD under the supervision of Prof. John O'Keefe at UCL in London, UK, using in vivo electrophysiology in the hippocampus of rats to test the experimental predictions of a model of place and grid cell spatial firing. I also collaborated with Dr Hugo Spiers on an fMRI study of "goal direction coding" in the human brain.

Following this, I took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of Magdeburg in Germany, investigating functional and neuroanatomical correlations of the anterior thalamus and hippocampal system in human memory and navigation using fMRI and electrophysiology.

In my work at Sussex, I continue my interest in the role of directional information in navigation by developing navigational technologies based on biologically-inspired algorithms.

Role

Research Fellow at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR).