Professor, Department of Physiology (NPP),
UCL, London WC1E
Phone: +44 (0)20
a.gardner-medwin <at> ucl.ac.uk
Tony Gardner-Medwin is an emeritus professor of physiology at UCL, with a background in biophysics,
computational and experimental neuroscience. He has introduced many teaching initiatives into the curricula at UCL,
particularly using computers to free teachers' time for the face-to-face roles where they are essential.
He has focussed for many years on Certainty-Based Marking, to derive maximal advantage from use of objective
test questions: to challenge students more effectively in self-tests and to render summative assessments more
reliable and better measures of knowledge.
experimental neurobiology. Representations of sensory
information, related to learning and inference. Bayesian algorithms
related to neural function. Quantification and neural correlates of
knowledge and uncertainty. Confidence as a pedagogic issue. Sleep function.
Monitoring sleepiness. Disorders of the neural environment. Magnetic
Resonance Imaging and Magneto-Encephalography. Visual and
vestibulo-ocular psychophysics. Cochlear Mechanics. Electrophysiology,