Professor Uta Frith was in 2014 listed as one of the most eminent psychologists of the modern era by the American Psychological Association. An expert on both autism and dyslexia, her books include Autism: Explaining the Enigma, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education (co-authored with Sarah-Jayne Blakemore) and A Very Short Introduction to Autism.
She is currently serving as President of the British Science Association, and, as a passionate champion for women in science, chairs the Royal Society’s Diversity Committee. She has presented several documentaries on neuropsychology for BBC Horizon, and appeared on Desert Island Discs and The Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4.
Uta is a fellow of the Royal Society, British Academy, Academy of Medical Sciences, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences USA. In 2014, she was jointly awarded the Jean-Nicod Lecture Series Prize with her husband, Professor Christopher Frith.
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