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.

24 hours with the Lykketroll, through the medium of LOTR gifs

24 hours with the Lykketroll, through the medium of LOTR gifs

Because my wife and I are huge Lord of the Rings fans, and I love a good GIF.


Literally the face he makes when we go in to his room first thing in the morning

Literally the face he makes when we go in to his room first thing in the morning

He's always hungry, he always need to feed.

He's always hungry, he always need to feed.

Training to crawl

Training to crawl

My nose is telling me it's time for a nappy change

My nose is telling me it's time for a nappy change

He's down for his morning nap

He's down for his morning nap

Fun with the other babies at drop in nursery.

Fun with the other babies at drop in nursery.

Can't stop a loud sneeze

Can't stop a loud sneeze

Lunch time

Lunch time

Post-lunch poop

Post-lunch poop

Goes down for his afternoon nap without a fuss!

Goes down for his afternoon nap without a fuss!

Play time on the mat

Play time on the mat

If I turn my back for one second

If I turn my back for one second

My face every time he does the tiniest new thing (today it was to take a toy egg out of a box and carefully and deliberately put it back in)

My face every time he does the tiniest new thing (today it was to take a toy egg out of a box and carefully and deliberately put it back in)

Made the mistake of trying to take the egg from him to tidy it away

Made the mistake of trying to take the egg from him to tidy it away

Wife gets home from work

Wife gets home from work

Family dinner time

Family dinner time

He loves bath time!

He loves bath time!

But then realises that that means it's soon time for bed

But then realises that that means it's soon time for bed

.... two hours later ...

.... two hours later ...

Aaand he's down for the night! 

Aaand he's down for the night! 

Can hear him whinging over the baby monitor and it's my turn to go up and calm him

Can hear him whinging over the baby monitor and it's my turn to go up and calm him

What we tell ourselves at the end of each day

What we tell ourselves at the end of each day

The 10-month sleep regression and crying in the car

The 10-month sleep regression and crying in the car

What the Lykketroll eats on an average day

What the Lykketroll eats on an average day