Expert Explanations

Expert Explanations’ offer 4-8 minute introductions to key terms and theories in the medical humanities and sciences for a wider audience in general, and undergraduate students in particular. Succinct, engaging and challenging entries by experts in their fields, the audio encyclopaedia aims to create a vibrant and accessible online resource as well as a novel way to promote science and history.

 

Dr Sharon Ann Holgate is a free lance science author and broadcaster, who has published widely on physics and technology in Scientist, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Science Careers, Focus, Flipside, E&T, as well as an undergraduate textbook 'Understanding Solid State Physics'<

 

Rita Carter is is an award-winning science and medical writer and is the author of several books about the brain, including MAPPING THE MIND and EXPLORING CONSCIOUSNESS.

 

Prof Glyn Humphreys, Watts Professor of Experimental Psychology, Head of the University of Oxford's Department Experimental Psychology, and an ERC Advanced Investigator, is a cognitive neuroscientist with a diverse set of research interests including the diagnosis and management of cognitive problems and a remarkable publication track record of over 500 papers and 16 books, in

 

Dr Mark Brown a senior lecturer in biology at Royal Holloway. His interests include: The evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions, the conservation biology of insects and the general biology of social insects. 

Here Dr Brown explains evolution. 

 

Dr Tim Holmes works for Acuity Intelligence Ltd, is as an Honorary Research Associate of the Royal Holloway Psychology department where he previously completed his PhD and worked as a post-doc, with an interest in all things bio-informatic (especially eye-movements, see his blog Listen...

 

Professor John Brookfield is a British population geneticist. He is Professor of Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Nottingham, in the School of Biology.

 

Prof Glyn Humphreys, Watts Professor of Experimental Psychology, Head of the University of Oxford's Department Experimental Psychology, and an ERC Advanced Investigator, is a cognitive neuroscientist with a diverse set of research interests including the diagnosis and management of cognitive problems and a remarkable publication track record of over 500 papers and 16 books, in

 

Prof Roger Griffin is a Professor in Modern History at Oxford Brookes University. Amongst his various publications are his landmark The Nature of Fascism (Pinter, 1991), Modernism and Fascism: The Sense of a Beginning under Mussolini and Hitler (Palgrave, 2007).

 

Prof Andrew Colman, University of Leicester, works on the processes of judgment and decision making more broadly, with particular interest in game theory, cooperative reasoning and its evolution.

 

Sir Walter Bodmer (Cancer & Immunogenetics Laboratory, The Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford [staff page]), has developed models for population genetics and done work on the human leukocyte antigen system and the use of somatic cell hybrids for human linkage s

 

 

 

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