Hi there! Thank you for visiting my website.
What do you do?
I hold a doctorate in cognitive neuroscience. Formerly I also was Bye-Fellow and College Lecturer, as well as Director of Studies, in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Downing College, University of Cambridge. For further information about my research, please follow the link here.
What do you *really* do?
I personally see myself more as a scholar of life. What kind of living leads to more peace and happiness within? How does one calm the chatter in the mind? What is the most effective way to overcome hardships? Who am I? And the biggest question of them all – what is love? (in all senses of the word).
You will find my learnings on life in my blog.
The posts are a synthesis of what I have learnt from psychology, spirituality, neuroscience and practical experience.
What else do you do?
Whilst I see myself as a scholar of life, one way I deeply and practically examine it is through artistry. This includes: singing (musical theatre, classical and a cappella), dancing (jazz and ballet – I am also a qualified Zumba® instructor, and you can see my profile here), playing the piano, yoga, cooking, archery, meditation, 5Rhythms®, sketching, Kunlun Nei Gong, qi gong, trail/barefoot running and writing.
I also enjoy long hikes in nature, reading (to an almost compulsive level), watching films, sunshine, teaching/lecturing (whilst knowing ultimately there is nothing to be learnt), mentoring, connecting and getting to know people, wolves, hugs and eating plenty of delicious food 🙂
Fun Frivolous Facts
- I am mixed race and bilingual
- Favourite colour is red
- I have synesthesia
- I have trypophobia
- I am an ENFP (this article sums up who I am well)
- I am both a highly sensitive person (HSP) and a high sensation seeker (HSS). In short, one foot is on the accelerator, the other is on the brake.
- I’m a virgo, but on cusp with libra
- I was born on the year of the fire tiger
- If you want to make me happy, one word: chocolate
- I’ve owned three hamsters – Charlie, Chino and Peko.
- I want an alpaca