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Perspective tours

Enhance your visit to 'Brains' by joining one of our free perspective tours.

Perspective tour with Prof Vishy Mahadevan

Thursday 10 May, 16.00-16.45

Anatomist Vishy Mahadevan leads the anatomy teaching programme at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, providing instruction in surgical anatomy through courses and workshops. A surgeon and research scientist by background, Vishy is a longstanding member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and has published extensively on the subject of anatomy.

Perspective tour with Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones

Thursday 24 May 2012, 15.00-15.45

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones is a medical doctor specialising in addiction psychiatry. She is the founder and director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic based in Soho, London. She belongs to the ICCAM (Imperial, Cambridge, Manchester) neuroscience research group, which aims to develop effective treatment for all addictions. Her research interests include the role of neuroscience in decision making.

Perspectives tour with Gwen Adshead

Thursday 31 May 2012, 17.10-17.55

Gwen Adshead is a forensic psychiatrist, psychotherapist and group analyst. Her research interests include moral reasoning in psychopaths and antisocial men, the attachment narratives of abusive mothers, and how psychotherapies work with violent people. She first started work at Broadmoor Hospital as a senior psychiatric trainee in 1990, and over the past 20 years she has worked as a resident medical officer, as well as a consultant psychotherapist. Gwen has published more than 100 papers, book chapters and commissioned papers, and she has co-edited three books and is working on three more.

Perspective tour with Nina Sellars

Thursday 7 June, 15.00-15.45

In her arts practice, Melbourne-based artist Nina Sellars focuses on human anatomy’s symbiotic relationship with technology and art. As a trained prosector, her research interests include the history of anatomical illustration, the physiology of vision, and how 'light' affects what we see and experience in relation to the anatomical body.


Perspective tour with Helen Pynor

Thursday 14 June, 15.00-15.45

Inspired by the biological sciences and visual arts, artist Helen Pynor is fascinated by the concept of ‘porosity’ between consciousness and body. Her work has been included in exhibitions internationally. She has been the recipient of several Australia Council for the Arts grants in recent years and is currently working on a major project exploring organ transplantation.

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