I'm Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience, University of Cambridge. My principal research interest is on the interaction between hormones and the brain, and I have focussed on reproductive behaviour, stress and the response to it, neurogenesis in the adult brain, and a clinical collaborative programme on depression, adolescents and adults. I have also published on the role of hormones in financial decision-making.
I have taught medical undergraduates for many years, and continue to do so, but my major teaching interest has been in graduate training. I set up the Cambridge graduate school and was its first chairman, I have run several large graduate programmes and one international (Marie Curie) programme in the EU, involving 12 institutions. I have sat on numerous committees concerned with graduate training and acted as an external PhD examiner many times in the UK and abroad.