Professor Cecilia Heyes
BSc, MA, PhD, FBA
Senior Research Fellow since 2008
Professor of Psychology, University of Oxford
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- Professor of Psychology, University College London (from 2000 to 2008)
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, University College London (from 1988 to 2000)
- Research Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge (from 1986 to 1989)
- Harkness Fellow (from 1984 to 1986)
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate, University College London (from 1978 to 1984)
- Evolution of cognition
- Social cognition
- (with Frith), 'The cultural evolution of mind reading', Science, 344 (2014), 1243091. DOI: 10.1126/science.1243091
- (with Cook, Bird, Catmur, and Press) 'Mirror neurons: from origin to function', Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 37 (2014), 177-241.
- 'Automatic imitation', Psychological Bulletin 137 (2011), 463-483.
- (with Catmur, C. and Walsh, V.), 'Sensorimotor learning configures the human mirror system', Current Biology 17 (2007), 1527-31.
- 'Four routes of cognitive evolution', Psychological Review 110 (2003), 713-727.
- 'Theory of mind in nonhuman primates', Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1998), 101-114.
- 'Social learning in animals: Categories and mechanisms', Biological Reviews 69 (1994), 207-231.
Teaching and supervision
- Postgraduate research methods in psychology and cognitive neuroscience
Other professional memberships and roles
- Honorary Professor, University College London (from 2008)
- Member of University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division Ethics Committee (from 2010)
- Member of Scientific Council, Institute for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences in Toulouse (from 2011)
Research awards and grants
- Grants for major research projects from: the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (1994-2001, and 2004-2007); the Economic and Social Research Council (1995-1997, and 2005-2010); the Engineering and Physical sciences Research Council (2008-2011); the European Commission (2005-2008); the Medical Research Council (1991-1994); the Leverhulme Trust (1990-1993)
- Broadbent Lecturer, British Psychological Society (2004)
- Cognitive Section Prize, British Psychological Society (2004)
- Gibson Lecture, Cornell University (2012)