I know what you're thinking

Geraint Rees

University College London

My group seeks to understand the neural basis of human consciousness, and how it can be affected by neurological disease. We use functional MRI and magnetoencephalography (MEG) in combination with behavioral experiments and transcranial magnetic stimulation to study these questions in normal volunteers and patients with brain damage.

Geraint is Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences at UCL and Director of the UCL/H Biomedical Research Centre Academic Careers Office, which provides strategic leadership for UCL’s biomedical and clinical academic training portfolio and active talent management. From 2009-2014 he directed the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, a world-leading centre for research on mental processes in the human brain. His Wellcome Trust funded research group seeks to understand the neural basis of consciousness, and has delivered over 200 research publications including sixteen empirical papers in Science or Nature journals. His work has been (ISI) cited over 10,000 times and he has an h-index of 52. He is a member of the Francis Crick Institute Executive Team and of the Board of Directors of Imanova and UCL Business. His work has been recognised by award of the Royal Society Francis Crick medal and election to the Academy of Medical Sciences.