Dr Matt Parker is a behavioural neuroscientist specializing in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. He studied psychology (BSc, MSc, PhD) at the University of Southampton, completing his PhD in 2008, where he characterised neurocognitive phenotypes associated with stereotypic behaviour in horses. He then moved to the Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire, where he worked as a Research Associate studying the behaviour and physiology of animals in intensive farming systems. He joined Queen Mary University of London in 2011, where he worked in Dr Caroline Brennan’s laboratory on an NC3Rs grant developing behavioural assays to facilitate forward genetic screens for identification of novel alleles linked to drug seeking and vulnerability to drug abuse. In 2014, Dr Parker was appointed lecturer in Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics. In 2015, he joined the University of Portsmouth as a Lecturer in Human Physiology.