I am Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator

I explore brain systems supporting learning, memory, and cognition, and brain systems affected by stress and depression.

I explore applying brain science in business and organisations.

I have published >120 papers and edited 3 books.

My book ‘Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation’   (Harvard University Press) examines brain function under stress and duress, and the science, ethics and practice of human information gathering.