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Department of Psychology

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK, 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. You can read more about the group and their research here.

Professor Blakemore's publications can be found on Google Scholar

Professor Blakemore is Chair of the Royal Society of Biology Education and Science Policy Committee. She has been awarded multiple national and international prizes for her research. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science. Full biography can be found here.

BBC The Life Scientific interview

TED talk

Book: Inventing Ourselves: the secret life of the teenage brain

Follow Professor Blakemore on twitter

If you are interested in joining the Blakemore Lab, please get in touch. Please note that you should preferably have an educational background in experimental psychology and/or cognitive, cellular or molecular neuroscience. Please note the Blakemore Lab will not be accepting PhD or MPhil applications for 2021.

Professor of Psychology
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