London born and bred, I have relinquished my some what boaty background to join the Embassy on solid ground. I am neuroscientist by day (actually, all the time) at UCSF. My work focuses on how the brain controls complex voluntary movements, such as movements of the hand (tool-use) and the articulators (speech). I consider myself a motor chauvinist - movement is the basis for almost everything useful that we do. Outside of my day job, I am passionate about public engagement of science. I have worked with a number of outreach organisations such as Guerilla Science, taking neuroanatomy to music festivals and parties all over the UK. Here in the USA I plan to continue this work starting soon.. Community living is an essential part of a more efficient, productive and supportive life in my eyes. In London I spent 3 years living on a floating houseboat community, before moving to the Embassy in Sept 2012.