In 1990, Grant graduated from Sussex University with an honours degree in Neurobiology. He spent the next nine years at University College London, working on the visual system with Professor Semir Zeki. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Technical Manager of Creative Industries at West Herts College, gaining qualifications in design, printing, packaging, computing, networking and management. Since joining King's College London in 2004, he has provided support for the centre's lab & I.T. equipment and Web pages.