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 executive function in the typically developing adolescent brain.
Blakemore was awarded the British Psychological Society Doctoral Award in 2001, the BPS Spearman Medal for outstanding early career research in 2006, and the Lecturer Award in 2011 by the Swedish Neuropsychology Society.
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, and acted as scientific consultant on the BBC series The Human Mind in 2003. She co-authored a book with Professor 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 the Royal Society Vision for Science and Mathematics Education 5-19 Committee.
She is Deputy Director of the Wellcome Trust Four Year PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL. Blakemore is also consulting editor for Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, and co-editor-in-chief of the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.