Impulsivity and Compulsivity
May 22, 2012  


Brief Biography

Professor Trevor W. Robbins was appointed in 1997 as the Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. He was elected Chair of Expt. Psychology (and Head of Department) at Cambridge from October 2002.

He is also Director of the newly-established Cambridge MRC Centre in Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience, the main objective of which is to inter-relate basic and clinical research in Psychiatry and Neurology for pathologies such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Alzheimer’s diseases, frontal lobe injury, schizophrenia, depression, drug addiction and developmental syndromes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.

He has published nearly 500 full papers in scientific journals and has co-edited three books (Psychology for Medicine: The Prefrontal Cortex; Executive and Cognitive Function, and Disorders of Brain and Mind). He has been included on a list of the 100 most cited neuroscientist by ISI.

He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has been President of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (1992-1994) and he won that Society’s inaugural Distinguished Scientist Award in 2001. He was also President of the British Association of Psychopharmacology from 1996 to 1997, and chaired the Neuroscience and Mental Health Board from 1995 until 1999.

He has edited the journal Psychopharmacology since 1980 and joined the editorial board of Science in Jan. 2003. He has been a member of the Medical Research Council (UK).