University College London

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group and deputy director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her group’s research focuses on brain development in human adolescence. Professor Blakemore studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University and then did her PhD at UCL and a postdoc in Lyon, France. Since 2003 she has held a series of Royal Society Research Fellowships at UCL. Professor Blakemore has a long-standing interest in the links between neuroscience and education. She worked with the select committee for Education in 2000 and co-authored a book with Dame 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.