University of Durham, UK
With a degree in Physiology and a PhD in Psychology, I have spent my career to date studying the neural mechanisms of learning in monkeys, rodents and humans in a variety of forms. My PhD with Prof. David Gaffan at Oxford University examined the role of the primate basal forebrain in memory (e.g. Easton et al, 2002, Cerebral Cortex; Gaffan, Easton & Parker, 2003, J Neurosci) whilst a post-doctoral position at Nottingham University with Prof. Andrew Derrington focused on visual memory in marmosets (e.g. Webb et al, 2002, Vis. Neurosci), before becoming a lecturer there in 2001 and researching the role of context in memory (e.g. Easton & Parker, 2003, Cortex).
Since 2004 I have been at Durham University, where I am now a Reader. Here my research has focused on the mechanisms of episodic memory in rodents (e.g. Eacott, Easton & Zinkivskay, 2005; Learn & Mem; Easton et al, 2011, Hippocampus; Davis et al, 2013, J Alz Dis), and more recently translating these tasks to humans (e.g. Easton, Webster & Eacott, 2012; Learn & Mem). I am currently head of the Learning, Memory and Cognition research group and Director of the newly established Centre for Learning and Memory Processes in Durham. I have experience working with industry, sitting on UK national funding panels (BBSRC, NC3Rs) and am currently an associate editor for Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. I believe my wide ranging experience would allow me to make a significant contribution to the EBBS.