Andrew King is a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Neurophysiology at the University of Oxford. He heads the Auditory Neuroscience Group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and is also co-Director of the Oxford Hearing and Balance Centre. He has a BSc in physiology from King’s College London and was a PhD student at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. He came to Oxford in 1984 as a Science and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow and, two years later, became a Lister Institute Research Fellow. This was also based in Oxford, but included a spell as a visiting scientist at the Eye Research Institute in Boston. In 1991, Andrew was appointed to a Wellcome Senior Research Fellowship, which was renewed in both 1996 and 2001. He was awarded the Wellcome Prize in Physiology in 1990.
Andrew’s research involves an interdisciplinary approach, which combines behavioural, physiological and anatomical methods, to the study of auditory and multisensory processing. He is particularly interested in the plasticity of information processing at higher levels of the auditory system, induced as a result of learning on specific perceptual tasks or following different types of hearing loss.
Further information can be found at King Research