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Tim Shallice

Tim Shallice

Professor Tim Shallice FBA FMedSci FRS


Elected: 1996


Tim Shallice’s research has been highly influential in the emergence of cognitive neuropsychology as an independent scientific discipline. Tim studies many of the core problems in the field, including executive function, language and memory. With Elizabeth Warrington, he discovered the neurological basis of short-term memory during one of the first studies to characterise a syndrome using an information-processing model and methods from experimental psychology.

Throughout his career, he has analysed previously undescribed syndromes and sought to explain them by developing new models. He also established an influential theory of frontal lobe function and described related phenomena, and has contributed to a number of neuropsychological tests.

Tim is the author of the notable book From Neuropsychology to Mental Structure (1988), and co-author of The Organisation of Mind (2011), for which he was awarded the 2013 British Academy Medal. He has been an invited speaker at a number of prestigious conferences.

Professional positions

Formerly Director, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL)
Formerly Professor, SISSA

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Anatomy, physiology and neurosciences
    • Behavioural neuroscience, Experimental psychology


Cognition, Cognitive neuroscience, Neuropsychology

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