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.

Autograph hunting, update number two

During a trip home to the UK for Christmas I managed to dig out another two of my precious signed books!

Them by Jon Ronson, Feb 2011 at the QED conference. I managed to get a couple of minutes with him right after he came off stage having delivered a great talk about his adventures writingThe Psychopath Test.

 The Afterglow of Creation by Marcus Chown, Dec 2010 at the Nine Lesson and Carols for Godless People show. I remember it being one of the most fun evenings I'd had in ages and he was a real pleasure to talk to.

Book review for Argument: The Stuff of Thought by Steven PInker

Book review: The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science