School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

Robert Logie elected 51st Bartlett Lecturer

Psychology professor awarded lectureship for lifetime contributions to Experimental Psychology

Congratulations to Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience, Robert Logie, on being elected by the UK Experimental Psychology Society as the 51st Bartlett Lecturer for lifetime contributions to Experimental Psychology.

Sir Frederic Bartlett generated major insights into the function and organisation of human memory that have inspired memory researchers for nearly a century. I am delighted and humbled to have received this award in his name from the Experimental Psychology Society.

Professor Robert LogieProfessor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience

Awarded by the Experimental Psychology Society, The Bartlett Lectureship recognises distinction in experimental psychology or a cognate discipline over an extended period. The lectureship is endowed by a trust fund in the name of Sir Frederic Bartlett.

Professor Logie’s lecture is available below.

Sir Frederic Bartlett Lectureship

The award recognises distinction in experimental psychology or a cognate discipline over an extended period. Nominees will normally have gained their PhD at least 25 years prior to nomination.

Winners of this award are nominated by peers and must be held in high esteem, have been influential, and are regarded as an authority among scientists from across the world.

Previous winners include fellow distinguished psychologists Dr D E Broadbent, Professor L Weiskrantz, Professor Anne Treisman, and Dr Alan Baddeley.

About Robert

Professor Logie obtained his BSc in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen in 1976, and his PhD in Psychology from University College London in 1981. Since 2004 he has been Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience at the University.

Robert’s teaching and research are in the area of human memory and how it changes across the adult lifespan, with a special interest in working memory.

I am delighted and deeply honoured to have received this lifetime achievement award of the Bartlett Prize from the Experimental Psychology Society, not least because the work of Frederic Bartlett has had a major influence on my own approach to blending theory and application in research. It is also humbling to follow in the footsteps of so many influential researchers who have been previous winners of this award.

Professor Robert Logie

In 2015 he was Chair of the European Research Council panel for Human Mind and Its Complexity, the first non north-American to be elected Chair of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society, and made an Honorary Life Member of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.

In 2021 he was appointed as member of the Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience panel for the UK-wide evaluation of research, the REF.