UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Dr Stephen Fleming wins the Wiley Prize in Psychology

27 September 2016

The British Academy has announced the 2016 winners of its prizes and medals, and we are delighted that Dr Stephen Fleming (Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL Institute of Neurology) has won the Wiley Prize for Psychology, for his contribution to the study of the neuropsychology of human metacognition.

This annual prize, in partnership with the publisher, Wiley, provides an award of £5,000 in recognition of excellence in research in psychology. It alternately rewards lifetime achievement by an outstanding international scholar and promising early career work by a UK-based psychologist.

"I am delighted to receive this prize from the British Academy. I have benefited from superb mentorship during my early career at Queen Square, and this award owes much to the many individuals who have supported my interests in metacognition. We hope that this research will ultimately reveal the brain mechanisms that support self-reflection, and lead to a better understanding of changes in the self and conscious awareness that characterise disorders of mental health" Dr Stephen Fleming

The prizes will be formally celebrated at the Academy’s annual awards ceremony on 27th September.

"We are delighted to celebrate the success of this year’s winners, who have excelled in scholarship, research and promoting public understanding across the humanities and social sciences. These awards play an important part in the Academy’s work to support and recognise academics at every level of their career, and I am pleased to see the breadth of work taking place across the Academy’s disciplines.” Lord Stern, President of the British Academy

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