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, and has been given multiple international awards for her research. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL.
Blakemore is actively involved in public engagement with science, particularly with regard to fostering links between neuroscience and education. She frequently gives public lectures and talks at schools, has worked with the UK Select Committee for Education, and gave a talk at TEDGlobal 2012. She was on the Royal Society BrainWaves working group for neuroscience, education and lifelong learning and the Royal Society Vision Committee for Science and Mathematics Education.
She is co-author (with Uta Frith), of The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education.