Clayton Aldern

M.P.P. Candidate, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Clayton Aldern is a Master's candidate in Public Policy at Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government, where he studies as a Rhodes Scholar. He is interested in emerging neurotechnologies, bioethics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the relationships between science, policy, and society. Outside the policy sphere, he works as a research assistant and lab technician in a computational neuroscience lab in Oxford's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, where he studies mathematical models of sensory processing. Previously, he has conducted health policy work for Brown University and One Mind for Research concerning treatment access for different patient populations with posttraumatic stress disorder. He is active as a freelance science writer and has written for The Atlantic, Scientific American, and other publications. Mr. Aldern holds a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Brown University, USA, and an M.Sc. in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford.