I am an anatomist with a broad range of interests ranging from ancient Chinese medicine to neuroanatomy to evolutionary anatomy.
Before I became an anatomist, I was an acupuncturist for 25 years. As a result, I have strong interest in ancient Chinese medical history, with a focus on the anatomy that underpinned the creation of acupuncture as a medical practice.
Neuroanatomy is fascinating because learning about the anatomy of the brain helps us to appreciate the ways in which this organ underpins how we think and experience the world around us, and how that in turn contributes to our sense of self.
The study of evolution creates the ability to take a step back and see ourselves within the bigger context of the history of our planet. This wider historical prespective leads to a deep understanding of how we are related to other species, the environment, and the world around us. This includes an interest in human behaviour and ethnography.