Born:                              1st August 1933, Nelson, Lancashire, England.

 

Education:

1957                                 BA, Cantab, Natural Sciences Tripos, Part II, Psychology.

1957 – 1960                    D.S.I.R. studentship, Department of Psychology, Reading University.

1961                                 Ph.D. “Reading, Context and the Perception of Words”, Reading University.

 

Positions Held:

1960 – 1982                     Member of Scientific Staff, MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge.

1982 – 1998                     Director, MRC Cognitive Development Unit, London

1998 – current               Honorary member, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, Professor of Psychology.

 

 Other Positions:

 Feb – Mar 1967              Research Fellow, Center for Research in Language and Language Behaviour, University of Michigan.

 1967 – 1968                     Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Yale University.

 1974 – 1975                     Visiting Scientist, Laboratoire de Psychologie, M.S.H., Paris 6e and Unite de Researches                                                                        Neuropsycholiques et Neurolinguistiques, Hospital St. Anne, Paris.

1977 – 1980                      Consultant, Max Planck Gesellschaft, Project Group for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen.

 Nov 1978                         Consultant, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

Feb 1980                           Visiting Professor, Cornell University.

Jan – Feb 1981                 Visiting Fellow, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerentology.

1993 – 1998                       Chair, Scientific Committee, TECS, School of Advanced Sciences, Trieste, Italy.

1995 – 1998                       Chair, Extended Faculty of the European Diploma in Cognitive Science, SISSA, School of                                                                       Advanced Sciences, Trieste, Italy.

1984 – 1988                      Chair, British Psychological Society Standing Press Committee.

1984 – 1990                      Member, British Psychological Society Council.
1997 – 1998       

1995 – 1997                      Chair of the Working Party of the British Psychological Society on Recovered Memories.

1998 – 2000                       President, Experimental Psychology Society.

 

Awards:

1974                                  Fellow, British Psychological Society.

1988                                  British Psychological Society President’s Award.

1990                                  Member, Academiae Europaeae.

1997                                  Honorary Fellow, British Psychological Society.

1998                                  OBE.

2000                                  Honorary Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

2001                                  Honorary Member, Experimental Psychology Society.

2001                                 Neuronal Plasticity Prize of La Fondation Ipsen.

2011                                  Fellow of the Royal Society.

2011                                  Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

2012                                  Honorary Fellow of University College, London.

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