We are currently funded by:
- The Medical Research Council
- Parkinson's UK
- The University of Oxford Clarendon Fund
- The Royal Society
Professor of Neuroscience
My laboratory focuses on understanding dopamine neurotransmission in the basal ganglia, its regulatory mechanisms, and dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders and drug addiction. We are a founding group of the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC).
My first degree was in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and my DPhil explored neuronal dendrite function at the University of Oxford and New York University as a Mary Goodger Scholar. I held Junior Research Fellowships and a Beit Memorial Fellowship in Oxford, comprising stints at New York University and the University of North Carolina. I developed expertise in real-time electrochemical detection and established our program of study into how dopamine transmission is governed in the brain. I joined the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in 2006 to take up post as University Lecturer and Tutor for Medicine at Christ Church. I was made full Professor in 2014.
I am an Associate Editor at npj Parkinson's Disease and a Theme Co-Director of the OPDC.