Francis McGlone has been active in basic neuroscience research for over 30 years, and has a wide range of experience and knowledge in many areas of brain and behavioural sciences. Knowledge gained in the potential for applying neuroinsights has come from working as a research scientist in academia and industry. This has provided him with an excellent insight into the power of interdisciplinary research, and an ability to work across science disciplines as well as with marketers and business leaders.
The main focus of his research is in the body senses – the field of somatosensation – where he has addressed mechanisms of human pain, itch, pleasure, touch and temperature sensations. His research has also focussed on oral sensory processes where interactions between taste, touch and smell have been studied. This has led to research looking at the central processes governing ingestive behaviours and their relationship with mechanisms of satiety and obesity.
He has published over 80 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals, worked collaboratively with universities in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, and given invited lectures and presentations to scientists and business groups globally. His research has attracted the attention of the media being invited to present his work on BBC radio science programs, TV and in the press.