I am interested in how our brain constructs representations of the world and uses them to navigate, imagine the future and remember the past.
I use brain imaging, neuropsychological testing, virtual reality, eye-tracking and single cell recording as methods to understand brain function and spatial cognition.
My doctoral studies were conducted at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the research groups of Neil Burgess and John O'Keefe.
After post-doctoral fellowships at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge (with Kim Graham) and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (with Eleanor Maguire) I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellowship to learn single unit recording.
I now employ cognitive and behavioural neuroscience techniques in my laboratory to study the neural basis of spatial cognition.
In recent years I have received grants from the Wellcome Trust to collaborate with artists to explore neuroscience issues through art installations.
I'm a Faculty Member of the Memory Disorders Research Society and of the Faculty of 1000.