Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen has received an NIHR Senior Investigator award in recognition for outstanding leadership of patient and people-based research.
Sir Simon is a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and a fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He is also Director of the Autism Research Centre. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is the author of ‘Mindblindness’, ‘The Essential Difference’, ‘Zero Degrees of Empathy’ and most recently ‘The Pattern Seekers: A New Theory of Human Invention’. He is a fellow of the British Academy, a vice president of the National Autistic Society and a Board Director of the International Society for Autism Research.
NIHR Senior Investigators are among the most prominent researchers funded by the NIHR and receive a discretionary award of £20,000 per year of appointment to fund activities that support their research.
This award recognises the value of the work of Sir Simon and his team within the research community.
Most recently Sir Simon was interviewed by Hackie Reitman for Differest Brains, watch the interview here>>