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Professor of Neural Interfaces, Newcastle University

My research uses electrophysiological techniques to study fundamental scientific questions about how the brain controls upper-limb movement. In addition I develop novel technologies to interface with the nervous system to restore motor function following injury or disease, including new electrodes, low-power electronics and improved signal processing techniques. Since 2009 I have led an independent research group at Newcastle University, UK, with support from the Wellcome Trust, EPSRC, MRC, Leverhulme Trust and NC3Rs. I am currently a Wellcome Trust Senior Reseach Fellow and I also lead the project CANDO, a major 7-year collaboration between over 30 neuroscientists, engineers and clinicians at Newcastle University, Imperial College London and University College London to develop a closed-loop optoelectronic implant for the control of epilepsy (


  • –present
    Senior research fellow, Newcastle University