Ben's areas of expertise include digital 3D neuron reconstruction, stereology, laser scanning confocal microscopy, and correlated light and electron microscopy. He is responsible for maintaining, and training in the use of, the Unit's microscopy facilities; including two transmission electron microscopes, two laser scanning confocal microscopes and four epifluorescence microscopes.
He is passionate about science communication and public engagement, has guided the development of this web site, and has started to produce video abstracts to highlight the Unit's research. The images (right) are a selection of journal covers that he has designed.
Ben graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2002 with a degree in biology. In 2005 he was awarded a Graduate Imaging Scientist qualification and an Associateship by the Royal Photographic Society. His professional passion for imaging spills over into his personal interests in photography and videography of nature.