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 round up of random tweets about interesting things

Here's another random collection of tweets about interesting things I saved to


over the last couple of weeks.

I really need to be a bit more systematic about archiving things and doing this kind of round-up post one a week or something, but it's exactly like it says on the left.

The Poke (@ThePoke)

Chiropractor ad of the day


Chris French (@chriscfrench)

Incredibly Interesting Psychology Book by David Webb - Kindle edition FREE!

UK link

US link

Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic)

Science writing - much is said about how it ought to be written, but there's also

a right and a wrong way to read it

New Humanist (@NewHumanist)

Your name in cat letters

. Go on then. via @wellcometrust


An atheist blogger refugee from #Bangladesh (prior to the current crisis)

discusses the threat to his life & liberty

Ben Goldacre (@bengoldacre)


elaborate prank on people who pirate games

is sheer, unadulterated genius.

Bora Zivkovic (@BoraZ)


One Function Twitter Desperately Needs

Massimo Pigliucci (@mpigliucci)

Bold claims of the

impact of neuroscience are greatly exaggerated

, evidence says.

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