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 where her group's research focuses on the development of social cognition and decision making in the typically developing adolescent brain.
Blakemore has published over 100 papers in scientific journals, which have been cited over 10,000 times. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. She is Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL. Blakemore was awarded the British Psychological Society Doctoral Award in 2001, the BPS Spearman Medal for outstanding early career research in 2006, the Swedish Neuropsychology Society Distinguished Lecturer Award 2011, the Turin Mind & Brain Prize 2013 and the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2013.
Blakemore 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, acted as scientific consultant on the BBC series The Human Mind and gave a talk at TEDGlobal 2012. She co-authored a book with Professor Uta Frith called The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education. She sat on the Royal Society BrainWaves working group for neuroscience, education and lifelong learning and the Royal Society Vision Committee for Science and Mathematics Education.