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Happé, Prof. Francesca Gabrielle locked

PhD; FBA 2014

Born Cambridge 2 June 1967; d of Peter Bernard Happé and Gabrielle Happé (née Forrest); partner, Daniel Richard Gordon; two s one d

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, since 2008, and Director and Head of Department, MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, since 2012, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (formerly Institute of Psychiatry), King’s College London


Burgess Hill Sch.; Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford (BA 1st Cl. Hons Exptl Psychol. 1988); University Coll. London (PhD Psychol. 1991)


MRC Studentship, 1988–91, Res. Scientist, 1991–95, MRC Cognitive Develt Unit, London; Temp. Lectr in Develtl Psychol., Cambridge Univ., 1993 and 2001; Human Frontiers Sci. Prog. Fellow, Dept of Psychol. and Aphasia Res. Centre, Boston Coll., 1995–96; Sen. Scientist in Cognitive Psychol., 1996–2000, Reader in Cognitive Neurosci., 2000–08, MRC Social, Genetic and Develtl Psychiatry Centre, Inst. of Psychiatry, KCL. Co-founder, Nat. Forum for Neurosci. and Special Educn, 2012–. Pres., Internat. Soc. for Autism Res., 2013–15 (Mem. Bd, 2012–17). Member: BPsS 1989; Assoc. for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 1990–; EPsS 1992. FMedSci 2017. Spearman Medal, BPsS, 1998; EPsS Prize, 1999; Rosalind Franklin Award, Royal Soc., 2011


Autism: an introduction to psychological theory, 1994, 2nd edn 2007 (US edn 1995; trans. Danish, 1995, Japanese, 1997, Spanish, 1998, Greek, 2003, Russian, 2006); (ed with Uta Frith) Autism and Talent, 2010; contrib. peer-reviewed papers to learned jls


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