Director, Science Gallery, King's College, London, United Kingdom
Daniel Glaser is director of the Science Gallery at King's College. In this role, he works with with colleagues across the College to develop projects and partnerships that explore the creative interface between science, health and the arts, pursuing new ways to connect a wider public with the research excellence of King's. Dr. Glaser has an impressive range of experience across science, culture, engagement, education and the media, and a long history of working in partnership to deliver bold, imaginative science/art collaborations. His scientific background involves the use of fMRI to examine how experience, prejudice and expectation alter the way we see the world. He was head of special projects at the Wellcome Trust, responsible for commissioning and funding initiatives to engage the public with health research. His work in the media includes a BBC television series on how science really works, numerous appearances on national and local radio, and features in many daily newspapers. He chairs the London Café Scientifique and is one of the Man Booker Prize 2014 judges. Dr. Glaser studied Maths, then English literature at Cambridge, before completing an M.A. in Cognitive Science at Sussex University and graduate work in neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, followed by post-doctoral work in brain imaging at University College London.