About us

The Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence is an independent charity that aims to raise funds for teaching and research in theoretical neuroscience. The foundation is currently supporting a computer modelling centre headed by Dr Simon Stringer within the Oxford University Department of Experimental Psychology.

The foundation is incorporated through Companies House as a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company No. 5722895), and is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity No. 1116075). The board of trustees includes academics and research scientists from the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, who have many years experience in developing computer models of the brain.


Dr Peter McLeod (Chairman) has over twenty years lecturing and research experience within the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. During this time he has taken a special interest in computer modelling of the brain. He has published more than 50 papers in scientific journals, and has written a standard introductory text book on computer simulation of the brain mechanisms of cognition: McLeod, P., Plunkett, K. & Rolls, E.T. (1998). Introduction to connectionist modelling of cognitive processes. (Oxford University Press).

Dr Simon M Stringer (Chief Executive & Secretary) has been a research mathematician at Oxford University for over twenty years, working in various areas of computer modelling, including control systems, computational aerodynamics, mathematical epidemiology, and theoretical neuroscience. For most of this time he has been carrying out research within the Department of Experimental Psychology. This research has involved the development of computer simulations of various aspects of brain function, including vision, spatial representation, motor behaviour and reinforcement learning.

Dr Craig D Livingstone has a doctorate from Oxford University in computational molecular biophysics. After completing his doctorate, Craig joined SmithKline Beecham, where he carried out acquisition due dilligence and assimilation of SMEs with healthcare and IT-related intellectual property. Craig now runs a management consultancy business, with specialist expertise in technology development. He has considerable expertise and experience in business management, strategy and fund raising.

Foundation contact details & registered office

Dr Simon M. Stringer,
Chief Executive Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence
Midland House
West Way
United Kingdom

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Company registration no. 5722895
Charity registration no. 1116075