Dr. Carmen Pinon is a Lecturer in Neuroscience at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Medical School of the University of Buckingham. Prior to this post, she was a  Lecturer in Psychology at St Catherine’s, Queens and Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. She joined the Experimental Psychology Department of this University in June 2000 to investigate the neural mechanisms of the Blindsight phenomena in the group of Professor Alan Cowey. In 2004 she moved to the Department of Physiology and Anatomy (DPAG) to work with Professor Zoltan Molnar investigating the development of the interactions between the thalamus and cortex.  She holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Rio de Janeiro. She has several publications in the Neuroscience of vision and the development of the brain. Dr Carmen Pinon has a large experience running International Programmes at Oxford.