Area of Current Research Interests
Neural basis for active listening through the investigation of how neurons in the hearing centres of the brain adapt to the statistics of sound stimulation, which constantly change in real-life environments, integrate other sensory and motor-related signals, and adjust to the abnormal auditory inputs resulting from hearing impairment.
E.P. Abraham Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences at Lincoln College, 1986-1989.
Visiting worker at the Eye Research Institute, Boston, Mass., June to October 1988.
Appointed Lecturer in Neurology & Medicine, Lincoln College, Oxford, 1989.
1990 Wellcome Prize in Physiology.
Elected Wellcome Senior Research Fellow, 1.2.91.
Fellowship renewed in 2000 to 2006.
Appointed a University Research Lecturer, 1996.
Elected a Member of the Institute, 1996.
Appointed Reader in Auditory Physiology, 2000.
Elected to Senior Research Fellowship in Medical Sciences, Merton College, 2002.
Co-Director, Oxford Hearing and Balance Centre, 2003.
Professor of Neurophysiology, University of Oxford, 2004.
Member of the National Committee of the British Neuroscience Association, 2004-2007.
Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, 2006.
Elected to a Supernumerary Fellowship, Merton College, Oxford, 2007.
Editorial Board, Journal of Neuroscience, 2009.
Member of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People Medical Advisory Panel, 2007-2011.
Director, Wellcome Trust 4 year doctoral training programme in Neuroscience, University of Oxford, 2010.
Chief Research Advisor, Deafness Research (UK), 2011/13.
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2011.
Editorial Board, Journal of Physiology, 2011.
Appointed Member of the Royal Society/Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship Committee, 2012.
Action on Hearing Loss PhD review panel, 2014.
Member of the Editorial Board, eLife, 2015.
Wellcome Principal Research Fellowship renewed, 2016.
Director of the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, 2016.
Elected as a Fellow of the Physiological Society, 2017.
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, 2018.