Tony (A.R.) Gardner-Medwin
Emeritus Professor, Department of Physiology (NPP),
Phone: +44 (0)20 7607 7135
E-mail 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.
Principal Research Interests:
Theoretical and experimental neurobiology. Representations of sensory
information, related to learning and inference. Long-Term Potentiation. 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,