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Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore FBA

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About this Fellow

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.

Complete list of publications in journals



Current post

  • Professor of Psychology, University of Cambridge
  • Leader, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 2009 - 2019
  • Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2014 - 2019


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