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Dr Lara Maister


Contact details

Room 652, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

tel: +44 (0)207  7079 0849


Research highlights

Dr Lara Maister has been awarded the Ronald Tress Prize for Exceptional Early Career Academics in the Sciences category [News, November, 2017]

Understanding the inner world of babies [News, August 2017]

Dr Lara Maister gave a lecture at our 2018 Science Week: Do you really know yourself?


  • I completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences, specializing in Experimental Psychology (BA First Class Hons., 2007), followed by a PhD (Experimental Psychology, 2011) at the University of Cambridge. During my PhD, I investigated episodic memory retrieval mechanisms in children with high-functioning ASD under the supervision of Dr. Kate Plaisted-Grant. In 2011, I began a postdoctoral research fellowship with Professor Manos Tsakiris in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, where I developed my current research focus on body representation and embodied social cognition. I joined the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck as a Lecturer in January 2017, where I am affiliated with the Body Representation Laboratory of Professor Matt Longo.

Dr Lara Maister