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British Psychological Society Presidents' Award

8 October 2010

ucl.ac.uk/slms/people/show.php?personid=50" target="_self">Paul Burgess, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, received the British Psychological Society Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge.

The award is given as a mid-career recognition of the achievements of those who are engaged in research of outstanding quality.

Professor Burgess has worked at UCL since 1990.

Commenting on the award Professor Burgess said: 'I am honoured to receive this award. My research aims to establish the role of rostral prefrontal cortex in human cognition. This is a brain region about which virtually nothing was known until very recently. It is remarkable of the British Psychological Society to have noticed so quickly this developing research area, and extremely kind of them to have recognised my contribution in this way.'

Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice-Provost (Health) and Head of UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences, said: 'I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Paul on securing such a prestigious award. This is an exceptional achievement and is richly deserved.'