Si­mon Makin

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is an au­di­tory re­searcher turned sci­ence jour­nal­ist. Orig­i­nally from Liver­pool, he has a de­gree in elec­tron­ics, a Mas­ters in speech and hear­ing sciences, and a PhD in au­di­tory per­cep­tion. He worked as a post-doc in the psy­chol­ogy dep­tart­ment at Read­ing Univer­sity for sev­eral years, be­fore re­cently tak­ing the leap into jour­nal­ism. Tweets as @Si­monMakin. Blogs as Heisen­berg’s Ham­ster. A bi­ol­o­gist straight out of Cam­bridge Univer­sity, Ross Harper spent two years head­ing his own tech­nol­ogy start-ups: BuyMyFace.com and Wrig­gle Ltd. As he be­gins his neu­ro­science PhD at UCL, Ross is liv­ing proof that you can take the boy out of the lab, but not the other way around. Be­tween de­vis­ing his lat­est crazy schemes, Ross makes an ef­fort to eat (pizza), sleep (two pil­lows), and ex­er­cise (ski­ing/rugby/swim­ming). Fol­low him on Twit­ter @refharper.

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