Dr. Alan Baddeley
Alan Baddeley graduated in Psychology from University College London and after a Master’s degree at Princeton completed a Ph.D. in Cambridge at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit, an early focus of cognitive psychology directed by Donald Broadbent. After nine years he moved to the University of Sussex, then to a Chair at the University of Stirling before returning to the Cambridge APU succeeding Broadbent as Director. He added neuropsychology as a major part of the Unit’s remit, much of it conducted through a wide and fruitful range of clinical collaborations. After 20 years he moved to the University of Bristol and later to his current post at the University of York. He is best known for the creation with Graham Hitch of a multicomponent model of working memory but has had a continuing interest in memory more generally, much of it stimulated by neuropsychological collaborations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the British Academy, and the Academy of Medical Sciences and of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Baddeley has published hundreds of manuscripts in scientific journals and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993 and in 1996, was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2001, Baddeley received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions. Baddeley was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Psychological Society in 2012 and the National Academy of Neuropsychology 2020. He also received the Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize from the International Union of Psychological Science in 2016.