I am Neuroscience PhD, a humanist, skeptic, feminist, avid reader, science enthusiast, woolly-liberal über-nerd, and, as of October 2015, father to the Lykketroll.

I moved from England to Norway in January 2012 and live in Lørenskog with my wife, the Lykketroll, and our two aging rescue cats, Socrates and Schrödinger. 

I am on paternity leave from the 4th of July to the 18th of November. 

The job I am on leave from is as an  Associate Professor and Head of Studies at the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. My background is in child neurodevelopment (my PhD looked into the relationship between fatty acids like omega-3 and cognitive development in young children) but I now work on a hodge-podge of things roughly within the field of Universal Design of ICT 50% of the time, the other 50% of my time I am Head of the 'General' Studies (Allmenn in Norwegian) Unit, which is comprised of around 24 academics within a range of fields, including mathematics, physics, Norwegian, and technology and leadership.

In between working and doing the usual dad things,  I like hiking and running in the beautiful Norwegian outdoors, cooking and playing video games. 

If I believed in souls I would say that mine was born in Norway. 

I plan to sleep when I'm dead.

Om HEF: A Prezi on Human-Etisk Forbund

It's a week to go before we have our stand in Sandvika Storsenter for Humanistisk Uka in Akershus!

We've got lots of things planned for the day, including humanist cupcakes (which used to go down really well at Fresher's Fair stands for the Aston Humanist Society), lots of fliers and brochures, a couple of people dressed up in wedding gowns to promote HEF's wedding services and a completions to win a copies of a couple of books, including Tenk På Det, a book on ethics and philosophy for adolescents.

The competition question is 'what is healthy skepticism?', which I thought would be a good way to poll what young folk think.

I thought it would also be a good idea to have a Prezi rolling in the background on humanism, HEF and HEF's activities and services. I've made the different 'panels' display in random order in order avoid having lots of information about something like funeral services display in one go!

 

Om Human-Etisk Forbund on Prezi.

Humanistisk Uke stand: solving religious conflict, healthy skepticism and the meaning of life.

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