Amanda Ellison is a neuroscientist and physiologist, professor in the Psychology Department in Durham University and Director of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing. Interested in understanding how different brain regions communicate in order to create our behaviour and experience of the world around us, she is particularly absorbed by the reciprocal influences between the brain, the body and behaviour and the biology that binds them together. She has addressed many diverse questions from how we can restore function after brain damage, through rumination, addiction and hallucination to headache, pain and ageing always with interdisciplinarity at the core of her approach.