I am Professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin

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I explore brain systems supporting learning, memory, and cognition, and brain systems affected by stress and depression; I also explore policy implications of the behavioural and brain sciences. I have published >140 papers and edited 4 academic books.

My latest book is In Praise of Walking: The new science of how we walk and why it’s good for us


(Bodley Head / Vintage / PenguinRandomHouse &  Trans: (2020/21: French, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, Chinese, Greek, German, Polish, Italian, Slovenian, Romanian);

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Previous books:A Brain for Business: A Brain for Life‘ (Palgrave) and ‘Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation’   (Harvard)

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