Born in Barcaldine, western Queensland, Australia.
Grew up in Darwin and Brisbane, Australia.
Griffith University, Brisbane - BSc (Hons 1) physics
Manchester University, UK - MSc history & philosophy of science
Cambridge University, UK - PhD neuroscience
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
Honours & Awards:
Griffith University Medal
Commonwealth Scholarship to the UK
Gedge Prize in Biology, Cambridge University
Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship
French language & literature