BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)
Professor Simon Killcross’ main areas of research interest concern brain mechanisms underlying learning and cognition. He is Head of the School of Psychology at UNSW. After gaining his UG degrees and PhD from the University Cambridge, he was a research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge until 1996 when he took up a lectureship in Psychology at the University of York. He moved to a Senior Research Fellowship in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University in 1999, where he was subseqently promoted to Reader, Professor, and then served as Deputy Head of School from 2006. In 2009 he moved to take up his current position as Professor and Head of the School of Psychology at UNSW Australia. He was reappointed for a second term in 2014 and a third time in 2019.
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Psychology is one of the most interesting and challenging areas of scientific enquiry with the potential to benefit both individuals and society as a whole
2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, UNSW.
2012 Elected Fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association (USA).
2001/2 UK Experimental Psychology Society Prize lecturer award. For outstanding contributions to Experimental Psychology.
1999 British Psychological Society Spearman Medal winner. For published work of outstanding scientific merit.
1997 SmithKline Beecham & British Association for Psychopharmacology, Young Psychopharmacologist of the Year Prize.