A round up of news across our department this month.
The staff had a Christmas Jumper Day on Zoom this week. Thuyvy and Jon’s dogs Steve and George were clearly best dressed!
Markus is a Professor, Deputy Head of Department and a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group. He’s been at Durham since 2007, having worked previously in Germany, New Zealand, and Turkey! His research focuses on a range of topics involving neuro and biological psychology, including spatial cognition, attention, neuroendocrinology, and social cognition. He has published over 100 academic papers.
What is your favourite food?Green lip mussels with coconut crème and lemongrass curry. Very nice with a big bowl of Belgian fries and tons of mayonnaise.
What’s your favourite restaurant in Durham?My favourite restaurant in Durham is my own kitchen. According to friends, I’m able to produce a decent Spaghetti Carbonara.
What do you like to do for fun?Traveling, climbing mountains and skiing.
What music are you listening to this month?This month I was listening to a lot of New Order (old and new stuff).
Have you taken any amazing trips recently?I was on Aitutaki, Cook Islands. It’s paradise, if you like coconuts, and it’s Corona free!
Who is your hero?My dad.
What advice would you give a Durham undergraduate?Make use of the academic exchange programmes our department offers (when travel is possible again). Traveling is a really valuable learning experience.
Why wasn’t the Freudian allowed into the bar…?
He didn’t have any Id!