Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore speaking at the Latitude Festival in 2015
Born(1974-08-11) 11 August 1974 (age 43)
  • Adolescent brain development
  • Social cognition
  • Cognitive control
  • Decision-making
InstitutionsUniversity College London
EducationOxford High School
Alma mater
  • University of Oxford (BA)
  • University College London (PhD)
ThesisRecognising the sensory consequences of one's own actions (2000)
Doctoral advisor
  • Chris Frith
  • Daniel Wolpert
Doctoral students
  • Delia Fuhrmann
  • Anne-Lise Goddings
  • Hauke Hillebrandt
  • Emma Kilford
  • Kate Mills
  • Laura Wolf
InfluencesUta Frith
Jean Decety
Notable awards
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2006-2013)
  • Rosalind Franklin Award (2013)


Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (given birth to 11 August 1974) is certainly Teacher of Cognitive Neuroscience on the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, College or university University London and co-director from the Wellcome Trust PhD Program in Neuroscience in UCL


Blakemore was educated at Oxford SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and St John’s University, Oxford where she graduated using a Bachelor of Arts level in Experimental mindset in 1996. She finished postgraduate research at University University London where she was honored a PhD in 2000 for analysis co-supervised by Daniel Wolpert and Chris Frith.

Research and career

After her PhD, she was appointed a global postdoctoral study fellow from 2001 to 2003 to function in Lyon, France, with Jean Decety within the perception of causality in the mind. This was accompanied by a Royal Culture Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship (2004-2007) and a Royal Culture University Study Fellowship (2007-2013) at UCL. She actually is actively involved with increasing the general public awareness of technology, frequently gives general public lectures and discussions at universities and acted as medical consultant within the BBC series The Human being Brain in 2003. Blakemore comes with an desire for the links between neuroscience and education and offers co-authored a publication with Uta Frith on THE TRAINING Mind: Lessons for Education. She co-directs the Wellcome Trust four Yr PhD Program in Neuroscience at UCL and acts as editor-in-Chief from the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.By 2017 Blakemore's study covers the introduction of sociable cognition and decision-making during human being adolescence. She actually is an associate of Royal Culture BrainWaves operating group for neuroscience as well as the Royal Society Eyesight Committee for Maths and Technology Education 5-19.

Awards and honours

Blakemore continues to be awarded several prizes like the Uk Psychological Culture Doctoral Award 2001, the Uk Psychological Culture Spearman Medal for outstanding early profession analysis 2006, the Lecturer Award 2011 with the Swedish Neuropsychology Culture as well as the Young Brain & Brain Award from the School of Turin 2013.Blakemore was awarded the Royal Society's Rosalind Franklin Prize in 2013 as well as the Klaus J. Jacobs Analysis Award in 2015. Blakemore kept a esteemed Royal Society School Analysis Fellowship from 2007 to 2013. In March 2015 Blakemore was interviewed by Jim Al-Khalili on BBC Radio 4's THE LIFE SPAN Scientific.

Personal life

Blakemore may be the girl of Sir Colin Blakemore and Andrée Blakemore (née Washbourne).