Tom Hartley is a neuroscientist and Lecturer in Psychology at the University of York.
Using MRI and computational modelling in conjunction with experimental psychology, his research investigates the brain mechanisms of human perception, memory and complex behaviour and the way they are governed by the brain’s representation of different kinds of information. He is particularly interested in spatial cognition: how do we find our way around? How do we recognize places and why do we sometimes get lost?
Beyond the lab, as one of the founding executive of the Science Is Vital campaign group and member of his department’s Athena Swan working group, he takes an active interest in structural factors that influence the conduct of science and the career progression of research scientists.