Professor Sir Colin Blakemore

Sir Colin Blakemore is an Adviser to the Progress Educational Trust (PET), and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Philosophy. He is also Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, and Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders at the Graduate Medical School jointly affiliated to Duke University and the National University of Singapore. He is Chair of the General Advisory Committee on Science at the UK Government's Food Standards Agency, a Trustee at the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association, a Commissioner at the UK Drug Policy Commission, a Fellow of the Royal Society and Chair of its Brain Waves project, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Previously, he was Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, President and Chair of the British Science Association, President of the British Neuroscience Association, President of the Physiological Society, and President of the Biosciences Federation (now subsumed into the Society of Biology). He is author of a chapter in The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (buy this book from Amazon UK), and is coeditor of The Physiology of Cognitive Processes (buy this book from Amazon UK).