Associate Professor of Human Anatomy
I came to Oxford as a post-doc to work with Ray Guillery on the role of melanin pigment in the developing visual system. I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Vision Research Fellowship in 1989 and then became a University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in Medicine at Pembroke College in 1992.
My research interest is in wiring up the brain, specifically how nerve fibres know where to grow and why do they fail to re-grow when the nervous system is damaged? A focus has been on the axon guidance decisions in decussating pathways in the brain, which result in one side of the brain controlling the opposite side of the body.
I teach across the pre-clinical years in a range of subjects Neuroscience, Anatomy, and Embryology and was appointed Director of Preclinical Studies in 2011.