Richard Cook

Social Perception Research Group

University Education:

2004-2007

BSc Psychology (First Class), University College London

Highly commended by Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences for outstanding academic achievement


2007-2008    

MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology (Distinction), University College London


2008-2012

PhD in Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, University College London.

"Visuomotor Correspondence in Imitation and Self-Recognition" pdf

Supervised by Cecilia Heyes (University of Oxford) and Alan Johnston (UCL); examined by David Shanks (UCL) and Antonia Hamilton (University of Nottingham)


Positions Held:

February 2012 - August 2013 

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, City University London 


August 2013 - August 2017

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, City University London 


September 2017 - present

Reader in Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London 


February 2018 - present 

Honorary Research Fellow, University of York


Awards and honours:

2013 Identified as an ESRC Future Research Leader

2014 Awarded the British Academy's Wiley Prize in Psychology

2015 Identified as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science  

2018 Awarded the Twenty-Sixth Prize Lecture by the Experimental Psychology Society  

2018 Awarded the Seventeenth Elizabeth Warrington Prize by the British Neuropsychological Society


Major funding awards:

2013 ESRC Future Research Leaders grant (£246,166)

2017 ERC Starting Grant (1.5m euros)