A world-renowned expert on vision and the development of the brain, Sir Colin Blakemore is responsible for chairing the Steering Group and developing the overall strategy and plans for the Project. Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, he is now Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of the Senses at the School of Advanced Study of the University of London.
Rosemary has worked in higher education for many years. Before joining the School of Advanced Study, where she now supervises the management of central academic initiatives like the Being Human Festival, she ran the events programmes of the British Academy. Rosemary’s role is to ensure that The Human Mind Project fulfils its objectives and those of the School.
Dr Uri Hertz is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in the psychological and neural underpinnings of social influence and collective decision making. He is now part of the team of the Project and an associate researcher at the Crowd Cognition group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL). He can also be found on his Website
Manager & Research Fellow
Mattia coordinates the academic, financial and operational management of the Project. A trained philosopher with a background in the social sciences, he has done research with psychologists and neuroscientists on the relationship between mind and society. Since he joined the School of Advanced Study in early 2014, Mattia has developed a keen interest in issues of research management and governance. He can also be found on his website: www.mattiagallotti.com
Matt oversees the digital outputs for the project including the website and related online resources. A historian by training with research interests in book history and knowledge creation in the early modern period, he now mainly works in research facilitation and manages the use of tools across the digital humanities in the School of Advanced Study. Matt can also be found on his website: Sixteenth Century Scholar.
Anna provides dedicated support to The Human Mind Project, contributing to the organisation of events and campaigns, and coordinating day-to-day activities. Anna leads on communications and social media. Before joining the School of Advanced Study Anna worked in research administration at the UCL Institute of Education. In addition to her work for the Project Anna is currently studying for an MA in Social Research at Warwick University.
A trained philosopher, Sofia joined the Project in early 2016 to carry out postdoctoral activity. A Honorary Research Associate of the “Action & Body Group” at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL), she works on aspects of human voluntary actions, sense of agency, and responsibility, drawing on methods and insights from the humanities, as well as the psychological and brain sciences.