Dr Freeman's doctoral training was at Bristol University, under the supervision of Tom Troscianko, where in 1998 he gained a PhD in Psychology. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with Jon Driver, in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, until 2007. During that period he travelled to the Weizmann Institute to work with Dov Sagi in Israel, and to the Smith-Kettlewell Institute in San Francisco to work with Preeti Verghese. He was also a visiting fellow at Salk Institute in San Diego, in Geoff Boynton's laboratory. After his postdoctoral training, he took a lectureship at the Psychology Department at Brunel University, before moving to his present post here at City University London in 2009.