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- Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
- Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
- Div of Psychology & Language Sciences
- Faculty of Brain Sciences
Sarah-Jayne studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University (1993-1996) and then joined the Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD programme in neuroscience at UCL (1996-2000). She was based at the Functional Imaging Lab (FIL) and her PhD was supervised by Prof Chris Frith and Prof Daniel Wolpert, and investigated the self-monitoring of action in healthy individuals and people with schizophrenia. She then took up a Wellcome Trust International Research Fellowship (2001-2003) to work in Lyon, France, with Dr Jean Decety on the perception of causality in the human brain. This was followed by a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (2004-2007) and then a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2007-2013) at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Sarah-Jayne is actively involved in Public Engagement with Science: she frequently gives public lectures and talks at schools, has worked with the Select Committee for Education, and acted as scientific consultant on the BBC series The Human Mind in 2003. Sarah-Jayne has an interest in the links between neuroscience and education. She co-authored a book with Prof Uta Frith called The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education. She sits on the Royal Society BrainWaves working group for neuroscience, education and lifelong learning and the Royal Society Vision Committee for Maths and Science Education 5-19 in the UK.
Sarah-Jayne is Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her group's research focuses on the development of social cognition and executive function during adolescence, and involves a variety of behavioural (psychophysics, eye-tracking, motion capture) and neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI and MEG) methods. We are based at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London, UK.
The Brain in Action 3rd Year module
MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience
MSc in Developmental Neuropsychology, ICH
MSc in Research Methods
Doctoral training teaching:
Educational Psychology Doctorate
Graduate course convening:
Co-director of the Wellcome 4-year PhD in neuroscience at UCL
|2000||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University College London|
|1996||BA Hons||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)||University of Oxford|