Michael Thomas is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Birkbeck, University of London. He has been Director of the University of London Centre for Educational Neuroscience since 2010.
The CEN is a tri-institutional research centre that aims to further translational research between neuroscience and education and to develop practical applications of neuroscience within education. In 2003, Michael established the Developmental Neurocognition Laboratory within Birkbeck’s world-leading Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development. The focus of his laboratory is the use of multi-disciplinary methods to understand the brain and cognitive bases of cognitive variability, including behavioural studies, brain imaging, computational modelling, and genetics.
Michael is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.