BrainTrust UK & Europe 2023

The Lt Brain Trust is a worldwide community of innovative and engaged Lt users, who want to connect with each other and share their ideas about education, teaching, and using Lt!

Register here for the European meeting on the 15th of June

Topics Include: 

  • Teaching Fundamentals for Neuroscience
  • A&P Teaching for Nursing.
  • Medical School Set Up Tour
  • The Teaching Journey With Lt

Presenters From:

  • Aston University Birmingham
  • University of Birmingham
  • University College London
  • University of East Anglia


We are also running an Education Tech Forum the day before at the same venue on the 14th of June. This event will be more focussed on general teaching practice and will be open to non-Lt users!

This Year's Presenters:

Dr Andy Coney - Tour of Medical School Facilities    
Dr Andy Coney, Associate Professor in Cardiorespiratory Physiology,     
University of Birmingham, UK

Andy has been using AD Instruments hardware for his research for over 25 years as well as for teaching cardiorespiratory physiology to undergraduate students across the range of programmes run by the College of Medical & Dental Sciences. Historically, this has mostly focused on science students using LabChart, however, the introduction of Lt has allowed for a re-evaluation of teaching delivery.

Andy is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a keen interest in both in the role of lab practicals as well as delivering innovative teaching. Lt has allowed the development of both these aspects within the Biomedical Science programme and for continued evolution of its use. 

From the Dross of Dos to the Wonder of Windows: My Journey with Lt     
Dr. Margaret J Mayston, AM PhD SFHEA FCSP FACPIN,     
University College London     

Margaret trained initially as a physiotherapist in Melbourne, Australia and then worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital until travelling to London to undertake specialist studies in childhood neurodisability. This was followed by pivoting to a career in science by the completion of an MSc in Human & Applied Physiology (Kings College London), a PhD in neurophysiology, and then 3-year Wellcome Trust funded postdoctoral fellowship both at University College London (UCL). Since 2000 she has combined a clinical and academic career based at University College London where she is currently an Associate Professor (teaching) in the Division of Biosciences at UCL teaching neuroscience and general physiology on undergraduate programmes.

Teaching Fundamental Principles in Neuroscience with Lt     
Dr Douglas Caruana, Assistant Professor in Neuroscience,     
Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Dr Caruana teaches on the Neuroscience course at Aston University and runs laboratory practical classes for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Although ADI equipment has been used extensively at Aston for many years to help deliver impactful hands-on practical sessions, the recent adoption of Lt has truly elevated the student experience and allowed Dr Caruana and colleagues to seamlessly develop and deploy an array of rich content in the lab. Dr Caruana also looks for ways to leverage Lt across other modules on the Neuroscience course to provide students with interactive experiences and novel ways to engage with course content. 

Talk title pending    
Dr Abigail Rickard, Associate Professor and Associate Head of Student Success,     
University of Greenwich, London   

Dr Rickard originally joined the University of Greenwich in April 2011 as a Lecturer in Biomedical Science. Dr Rickard first began using ADInstruments equipment in her research in cardiovascular pharmacology at King's College London, and has been using ADInstruments teaching tools at Greenwich since 2013. Her current research interests are in the design and creation of innovative, inclusive pedagogic strategies for STEM subjects in higher education. 


Please find the finalised agenda below:


Intro/Meet and Greet



Presentation by Dr Douglas Caruana

Aston University





ADI Pain Points Session






Facilities tour by Dr Andy Coney

University of Birmingham


ADI Knowledge Exchange + Feedback Session



Presentation by Dr Margaret Mayston

University College London





Presentation by Dr Abigail Rickard

Iniversity of Greenwich





Registration and Logistics

Who Should Attend

We are inviting all Lt users to attend their region's Brain Trust event. The feedback from previous events has been that attendees find the events highly inspiring, informative, and extremely valuable for their work! Please, click the link below to see the last year's presentations.


Watch 2022's Brain Trust Presentations


Upcoming Event

This year, we are organising the Europe and the UK event in the Edgbaston Park Hotel in Birmingham. This year, we modified the formula to make it open to new and potential users. The event will take place over two days - the 14th and the 15th of June.      

The Venue

We have reserved the Edgbaston Park Hotel for the event. It is a comfortable modern venue, located close to the University of Birmingham Campus and close to all the amenities. It is within 25 minutes drive from the Birmingham International Airport and is also reachable through 1-hour public transport journey. We will provide detailed commuting details closer to the event.

In summary:     
The Event takes place in the Edgbaston Park Hotel:

Edgbaston Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2RS     

The event takes place on the 15th of June.     

Register for the Event!

Lt Brain Trust EU

The Lt Brain Trust is a worldwide community of innovative and engaged Lt users, who want to connect with each other and share their ideas about education, teaching, and using Lt!

Every year we hold free Lt Brain Trust events around the world, as a way to encourage our Lt community to meet each other, face-to-face, to network and share their experiences of using Lt. This year's UK and European session will take place in Birmingham on the 15th of June.

The events include:

  • Learning design workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Peer presentations
  • Feedback sessions with our team

The Lt Brain Trust isn’t only focused on Lt. Our wider vision is to build a growing and dynamic community of passionate teachers and innovative educators who interact, share resources, and collaborate on an ongoing basis. It is a global event with members sharing their expertise from all around the world.


“I really enjoyed coming last year and found it to be the most important and productive professional development that I've been to in years.”

- Peter English, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, USA



For any inquiries contact Pawel Stachyra at