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Hon Professor of Neuropsychology, Cardiff University

Currently Hon Professor of Neuropsychology at Cardiff University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Welsh Government .

Following training in psychology and philosophy at University College Dublin, and 14 years in the Departments of Clinical Neurology and Experimental Psychology at Oxford University he moved to Cardiff in 2000

Awarded the British Psychological Society's Presidents’ Award for outstanding contributions to Psychology in 2005, he is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Irish Psychological Society, Royal society of Biology and Academy of Medical Sciences . He was co-editor of the Cognitive Neuropsychiatry


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, University of Cardiff


  • 2013
    Hypnosis and cognitive neuroscience: Bridging the gap., Cortex


Fellow of Royal society of Biology, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.; Presidents’ Award: British Psychological Society.Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) , Irish Psychological Society (PSI) and former Director of the British Neuropsychiatry Association (BNPA).