He studied at Cambridge University and was the Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (France) until 2015. Previously, he served as Professor of Cognitive Neurology at the University College London, Director of the Department of Cognitive Studies at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris and Vice-Provost of the UCL. He founded the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience in 1994. A pioneer of human brain imaging research, he has investigated structure-function relationships in health and disease. He headed up the medical informatics platform of “The Human Brain Project” for which he retains an honorary professorship at the EPFL. At the UCL, he is an emeritus professor and is also attached to the ENS in Paris where he lives. His papers are highly cited (H-index Google: 205) and is a laureate of a number of prizes.