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Professor of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin

Ian Robertson is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Visiting Professor at London City University, University College London and was formerly a Fellow at Hughes Hall, Cambridge University and Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, the Royal Society of Arts and is a Fellow of the US Association of Psychological Science and of the British Psychological Society. A trained clinical psychologist as well as a neuroscientist, he is widely known internationally for his research on the human brain. His popular writing has included regular features in the London Times, a column in the British Medical Journal and many scientific books and articles. Ian has written four books aimed at the general reader: Mind Sculpture (2000), The Mind’s Eye (2003), Stay Sharp (2005) and The Winner Effect (2012), all of which have been widely translated. He has published over 250 academic papers in leading journals such as Nature and many academic books. Twitter @ihrobertson, Blog:


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin


  • 1988 
    University of London, PhD Neuropsychology