I work in the fields of neurotechnology, neuroscience, digital health, data science, and innovation policy, and I’m a co-founder and scientist with a neurotechnology startup. Prior to this, I was lucky to work with a fantastic team of scientists, engineers, and creators as Chief Scientist and VP of Regulatory Affairs at Interaxon, who make the world’s bestselling electroencephalography platform, Muse. Before that, I was Chief Scientist with Meta (now Chan-Zuckerberg Meta), and I served as Managing Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience as it grew to become the largest open access scholarly journal series in the field of neuroscience. I’ve also done industry-based neurophysiology research and product development at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) at Université Aix-Marseille in partnership with cochlear implant maker Oticon Medical (formerly Neurelec), where I completed a PhD under the direction of Catherine Liégeois-Chauvel and Christine Assaiante. At McMaster University in Hamilton, I did an MSc in the department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (on auditory cortical plasticity in tinnitus) under Laurel Trainor and Larry Roberts, an HBSc in physics (with a senior project on cosmic ray background in low level radiation counting, supervised by Fiona McNeill), and I learned statistical methods from Patrick Bennett. I’m a graduate of Chippewa Secondary School where my science and math teachers were (among others) John Mitchell, Dave Chamberlain, Al Garrett, Jim O’Connor, Sandy Peden, Bud McMartin and Pat Kilroy.
I’m a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Public Policy (at the University of Toronto) and an advisor to the OECD’s neurotechnology policy initiative. I also sit on the NSERC Discovery Grants committee on Biological Systems and Functions for the 2019-2021 term.
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