Andrew Duggins is a practicing clinical neurologist in western Sydney with a clinical interest in dementia and stroke, but is also a theoretical neuroscientist of consciousness. He works as a Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital, where he runs a Cognition Clinic, as a Visiting Medical Officer at Nepean Hospital, and in private neurology practice. In 1999, Andrew began his doctorate research in the science of consciousness with functional MRI experiments under the supervision of Chris Frith at the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience in London.
Duggins was awarded a PhD in theoretical neuroscience from University College London in 2009 for his dissertation “The Form of Consciousness”. Taking his cue from 20th century physics, Andrew has more recently explored the potential for differential geometry and information theory to advance our understanding of consciousness, particularly the distortions of spatial and temporal experience that characterise the clinical neurologic disorders of vestibular neuronitis and hemispatial neglect.