Graduated from Imperial College London in Physics and stayed in the Physics Department to study for a doctorate on colour vision. Held post-doctoral positions at Imperial College, Institute of Neurology, London. In 1997 gained a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship that allowed him to pursue neuroimaging research at Stanford University. Following six years on the Psychology faculty at Royal Holloway University of London, came to York in 2006. Current research interests in functional imaging of the visual areas of the human brain to reach a greater understanding of fundamental visual mechanisms in health and disease.
My research has two strands. First, I am interested in how the brain organizes visual information in the light of visual deficits that arise as a result of disease or damage to the visual system. I wish to understand the nature and extent of how visual cortex reorganizes following partial or total loss of visual function. My work also serves to shed light on the effects of visual diseases and disorders on visual function. Through the characterization of the visual disorders, better diagnosis and treatment of patients might be achieved. Second, I am interested in fundamental aspects of vision and undertake investigations to understand the causal roles that different cortical areas play in our visual perception.
Functional organization of visual cortex in health and disease using FMRI, TMS, ERP & MEG.
Brain and Behavouir
Advanced Modules (3rd Year)
Nature & Nurture of Vision
Topics in cognitive neuroscience