Professor John Stein

Emeritus Professor of Physiology; Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College


Professor Stein’s research focuses on how vision controls movement in animals, patients with movement disorders, dyslexic children and antisocial offenders. He collaborates with neurosurgeon Professor Tipu Aziz on deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and pain, with Dr Sue Fowler on visual dyslexia, and with the Institute of Food, Brain & Behaviour on the influence of nutrition on behaviour. These studies have led to novel approaches to treatment, such as deep brain stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus for Parkinsonian freezing and falling, blue and yellow filters for visual dyslexia and omega 3 fatty acid supplements for antisocial behaviour.

In 1995 he co-founded the Dyslexia Research Trust, with Dr Sue Fowler.