Tim grew up in a small village in Somerset, near to Cheddar. Before starting his undergraduate degree he took a gap year during which he lived in Malawi volunteering as a teacher at a school so rural, the nearest patch of tarmac was over 10 miles away!
On returning to England he moved to Nottingham where he completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. He was then offered funding to stay in the department, completing an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging before beginning his PhD. He is now in the final year of his PhD and has run a wide range of experiments investigating the psychological processes and neural circuits involved in financial decisions and memory.
For those of you familiar with research in the University, you may recognise him from his Research Showcase bit titled “The trouble with bankers is they’re only human”.