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.

Latest assorted collection of random tweets about interesting things.

Not been as good at arching interesting tweets recently, owing to being so busy, but still managed to put together a list of things that I think are worth spending a small fraction of your life reading.

Tweet from Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg)

For those who missed Hitch's debate with Tariq Ramadan. Well worth watching:

Tweet for Crispian Jago (Crispian_Jago)

The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart "THEY" Don't Want You To See

Tweet from TimesHigherEducation (@timeshighered)

Half of theses fail to show how they advance to knowledge,

study finds


Tweet from Ed Yong (@edyong209)

Some of the most horrendous neurobollocks comes from supposedly eminent neuroscientists


Tweet from Ian (@teachingofsci)

Interesting piece on why explaining science doesn't always lead to understanding from

@alomshaha  #asechat #scicom

Tweet from Brian D. Earp (@briandavidearp)

A short, accessible paper about

the "hard problem" of consciousness

Tweet from Alom Shaha (@alomshaha)

God in the Physics Classroom - my first blog post for @physicsfocus http://physicsfocus.org/alom-shaha-god-in-the-physics-classroom/

Tweet from Andy Lewis (@lecanardnoir)

Concerns about Steiner Schools similar in Norway.

Sell the cliche. Hide the ocult


Tweet from Athene Donald (@AtheneDonald)

Can you speak Twitter? Tonight's post:

Learning the Foreign Language of Twitter

; Have I got my syntax right?

Tweet from Fenja V Ziegler (@EffZett)

Any psychology student who ever had null results

has to read this

! In fact, any psychologist should. @BMC_series

Round-up of Sanal Edamaruku's trip to Norway

Blurb for my 2014 Human-Etisk Forbund confirmation course