Simon Baron-Cohen

Academic and author

Judge , 2017

Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and a fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge and the author of ‘Mindblindness’, ‘The Essential Difference’, ‘Prenatal Testosterone in Mind’ and ‘Zero Degrees of Empathy’. In 2016 he appeared in the BBC Two documentary ‘Employable Me’, revealing the remarkable strengths in people with autism and discussing how to promote inclusion. He has received awards from the British Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association, and received the Kanner–Asperger Medal from the German Society for Research into Autism. He is a fellow of the British Academy, a vice president of the National Autistic Society and the President-Elect of the International Society for Autism Research.

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