Dr Bill Bennett's research background is diverse and encompasses a range of medical research areas. He gained his PhD from the University of Bath in 2000, and has worked in the fields of mouse transgenics, developmental biology, wound healing, stem cell transplantation and cancer cell biology. He joined the University of Tasmania in 2008 and has worked in the area of neuroscience since then. Prior to gaining his PhD, he worked at the University of Oxford in Martin Pera's group, examining cancer stem cell biology. At the University of Bath, he did postdoctoral work with Jonathan Slack and Andrew Ward. At the University of Manchester, he worked on wound healing and stem cell transplantation. In 2013, he joined the Wicking Centre and his work has focused on the neuroscience of dementia, and also on the mechanisms of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).