Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
Member, CSaP Management Committee
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore FBA FMedSci is Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, and leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group. Her group's research focuses on the development of social cognition and decision making in the human adolescent brain, and adolescent mental health. Her group runs behavioural studies in schools and in the lab, as well as neuroimaging studies, with adolescents and adults.
Professor Blakemore is actively engaged in policy activities, including as a former member of the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee and the Times Education Commission, and Chair of the Royal Society of Biology Education and Science Policy Committee. She has been awarded a number of national and international prizes for her research. She is an Honorary Fellow of St John's College Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the American Association for Psychological Science.