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.

Tweets about random interesting things: Week 34

Andrew Ellard (@ellardent)

A year and a half of questioning

the @UberFacts

tomstafford (@tomstafford)

Here's one that won't get a lot of air:

Psychedelic drug use linked to fewer mental health problems

by @Jo_Adetunji

Ed Yong (@edyong209)

Also, I'd challenge anyone who works in sci-comm/writing to extract something useful/practical from this


Rose Eveleth (@roseveleth)

by me! RT @NautilusMag:

Here's how the rest of the world says "when pigs fly"

Bob Churchill (@bobchurchill)

The murder of Dr Dabholkar is a sad reminder of

mortal dangers faced by secular campaigners

in too much of the world.

Dave Steele (@hullodave)

Some interesting thoughts on "

is psychology a science?

" bods from @vaughanbell. Quite right!

GrrlScientist (@GrrlScientist)

Endangering the Herd:

The case for suing parents who don’t vaccinate their kids

—or criminally charging them

Michael Smiley (@mrmichaelsmiley)

22 Words | D

olly Parton’s original recording of “Jolene” slowed down by 25%

is surprisingly awesome.

Brian D. Earp (@briandavidearp)

23 more Perfectly Timed Animal Shots

/ via @wherecoolthings

Mo Costandi (@mocost)

The dangers of alternative medicine: "

My chiropractor gave me locked-in syndrome


The Moose needs writers!

Tweets about random interesting things Week 33