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 also explore the policy implications of the behavioural and brain sciences.

I have published >130 papers and edited 4 academic books.

I have written several books:

In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us (Bodley Head/Vintage/PenguinRandomHouse & widely in translation: more here)


A Brain for Business: A Brain for Life‘ (Palgrave)

Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation’   (Harvard)

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