Dr Felicity Inkpen (PhD, MPhys) is a neuroscientist and artist presently based in Bristol. Her Wellcome Trust funded PhD work, as part of the Neural Dynamics Programme at the University of Bristol, utilised both experimental and computational approaches to investigate the biophysical development of cortical neurons, looking at the physical phenomena and mechanisms that allow neurons to reach mature states of communication and begin to form functional networks in the developing brain.
Outside of the laboratory, Felicity produces work as a visual artist from her studio at The Island, Bristol, exhibiting in group and solo shows in venues across the city. Her work communicates multi-layered concepts in figurative images that draw on science, mythology and personal experience as points of reference. A self-taught artist, she works in primarily in pen and ink, collage, and oils.