Richard Wingate is a Reader in the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London.
He completed his DPhil in Neurophysiology at Oxford University in 1992 with Professor Ian Thompson. From there, Wingate won an MRC Training Fellowship with Professor Andrew Lumsden followed by an MRC Travelling Fellowship to work with Professor Mary Beth Hatten at Rockefeller University, New York. He returned to London as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow and then won a Wellcome University Award Fellowship at King’s College London. Wingate completed his Masters degree in Academic Practice in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was appointed Head of Anatomy at King’s College London in 2014.
Richard has collaborated on a variety of public engagement projects across a range of media. He was scientific advisor for the Wellcome Collection’s “Brain: the Mind as Matter” exhibition (2012) and has served on Wellcome Trust panels for Science and Art, Society (Pulse), Arts, Arts Production and the Hub selection. He is a member of the Public Education and Communication Committee of the Society for Neuroscience and sits on the advisory boards of the Old Operating Theatre Museum, London and the Science Gallery UK.