- Curriculum Vitae
BiographyI'm a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, Canada, where I work with Jason Gallivan in the Memory, Action and Perception Lab, Randy Flanagan in the Cognition and Action Lab, and Gunnar Blohm in the Computational Neuroscience Lab. These labs are in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences. I completed my PhD at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada, in August 2007, where I was a member of the Computational Neuroscience Group with Thomas Trappenberg. Most generally, I'm interested in how the brain supports cognition, so I study things like executive control, decision-making, learning and memory, and interval timing. More specifically, I use computational modelling and data analysis techniques to investigate the neural basis of visual cognition, including visual attention, decision making, working memory and visuomotor adaptation, as well as the mechnaisms by which we control these phenomena. I collaborate extensively with experimenalists (and I do run experiments from time to time).
As for my personal life, I've got three kids, Henry, Madeleine and Theodore, and my wife's name is Selina. They're very nice people. Henry's a soccer star in the mould of Andrea Pirlo, though he's better on the dribble than the Italian maestro. He plays for Kingston Clippers Soccer Club in Ontario's East Regional Soccer League. Henry's also an upstanding citizen. Madeleine counts painting, guitar, soccer, basketball and animals among her areas of expertise. She's very well socialised. Maddy plays soccer for the Clippers U15 Girls team. She plays a lot like Gerrard Pique, though she's quicker than he is. Theo's just six years old. He's a force of nature and a happy kid. Selina's a successful web designer, a former pop star of sorts, a graduate of the London College of Fashion and has an unrivalled and infectious pop sensibility. Like me, Sel works at Queen's. She's a tech guru at the Centre for Teaching and Learning.