I studied Physics, Biology and English at A-Level at Biddenham Upper School. Studied Experimental Psychology at Bristol, where I was fortunate to meet Tom Troscianko, Richard Gregory and Nick Scott-Samuel, who collectively inspired an interest in vision science.

I then moved to Durham were I completed an ESRC masters with Charles Fernyhough, exploring individual differences in Theory of Mind ability and the propensity to mentalize. I then completed a PhD with David Milner (FRS) and Robert Kentridge (also at Durham), looking at the influence of the way we perceptually organize visual input on how the allocation of covert attention. During my PhD I was fortunate to get to run a number of studies with DF, which helped to start my interest in Neuropsychology research. During my PhD I also worked in Catherine Tallon-Baudry lab in Paris looking at the role of conscience in perceptual organization and attention, and in Geraint Rees lab at UCL were I looked at the neural correlates of perceiving the hollow face illusion.

After my PhD, I wanted to move to a big lab, with longer term funding, and found a perfect home in Johan Wageman’s GestaltRevision program, first as a post-doc and then a fellow of the research foundation (Flanders, FWO). My post-doctoral work has continued to focus on behavioural work looking at perceptual organization, and in particular what happens to parts when integrated into wholes. I also made a further foray into fMRI with Hans Op de Beeck looking at the neural correlates of perceptual organization. My focus has however shifted towards the clinical assessment of vision, both to improve applied research, but also as a theoretical tool, using visual deficits as a window to the mind in different patient groups.