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Professor of neuropsychology, University of Sussex

Julia Simner is a professor of neuropsychology specialising in multisensory research. Her education and career have taken her to the Universities of Paris-Sorbonne, Oxford, Toronto, Edinburgh and Sussex, and she currently runs the MULTISENSE lab at the University of Sussex. Her work focuses on the psychological and neuroscientific bases of sensory differences, and has been published in journals such as ‘Brain’ and ‘Nature’, and in over 100 newspaper and media articles worldwide. She is the Science Officer for the UK Synaesthesia Association, and the author of several books (The Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia; Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction).


  • 2014–present
    Professor, University of Sussex


  • 2001 
    University of Sussex, PhD
  • 1997 
    University of Toronto, MA
  • 1994 
    University of Oxford, BA(Hons)


  • 2020,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2001
    ESRC, ERC, Ream Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy
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