Short CV/Education and training


  • 2006 – 2009
    Post-doctoral Research Scientist (Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology),3-year MRC named postdoctoral research scientist (supervision: Prof Maria Fitzgerald), University College London

  • 2009 – 2012
    Senior Post-doctoral Research Scientist (Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics),London Pain Consortium 5-year Wellcome Trust Basic Training Fellow (supervision: Prof Irene Tracey), University of Oxford

  • Since 2009
    Honorary Research Fellow (Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology), University College London

  • 2012 – 2013
    University Research Lecturer (Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences), Stipendiary Lecturer in Biomedical Science (Lady Margaret Hall),Affiliate member of the London Pain Consortium, University of Oxford

  • Since 2013
    Associate Professor of Paediatric Neuroimaging (Department of Paediatrics), University of Oxford, Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow (2012 – 2017)


  • 2006 – 2009
    Honorary Research Fellow (Department of Clinical Neurophysiology), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

  • 2006 – 2013
    Honorary Research Fellow (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing), University College Hospital

  • Since 2011
    Honorary Research Fellow (Neonatal Unit), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford


  • 2001
    B.Sc. Physics (2:1; 1st final-year project (Biophysics of nerve cells) supervision: Prof Nick Franks),Associate of the Royal School of Mines (ARSM), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • 2002
    M.Sc. Neuroscience (awarded MRC Advanced Course Masters Studentship: £12,500), Investigating the use of arterial spin labelling in a model of stroke (supervision: Prof David Gadian), University College London

  • 2007
    Ph.D. Cortical pain processing in human infants (supervision: Prof Maria Fitzgerald), London Pain Consortium 4-year Wellcome Trust Ph.D. programme, University College London

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Departmental Graduate Committee

  • Education Committee (LMH)

  • Athena Swan Committee

  • Invited reviewer for numerous journals and funding bodies including MRC, Wellcome Trust, Pain, NeuroImage, and Lancet.

Media coverage

  • Communication of science through international and national newspapers, radio and television, including appearances on Radio 4 (Case Notes), BBC World Service and BBC World (HealthCheck) and news articles in The Telegraph, BBC online, The Times etc. Extended interviews with journalists, including reps from New Scientist, USA Today and the Medical Research Council. Scientific representation for SPARKS charity. Selected for 2009 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Media Materials.


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