Alan was a Research Associate on the MRC project Auditory Processing in Dyslexic Children: Behavioural and Neural Investigations.
Alan received a BE degree in electronic engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2006 and completed his PhD in Neural Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2011. His PhD thesis used novel signal processing methods to investigate the temporal dynamics of auditory processing and selective attention, using continuous and ecologically valid stimuli. He also worked as a research associate at the TRIL Centre in TCD investigating speech correlates of cognitive decline in older adults before joining the Centre for Neuroscience in Education where his current focus is on auditory processing deficits in dyslexia.
Alan left to take up a place at King's College London to undertake a PGCE course to teach Physics.