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Professor Ulrike Hahn

Contact details

Office: Room 528, Department of Psychological Sciences
tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6379


Postgraduate education

  • 1996: DPhil, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. Title: "Cases and Rules in Categorization''
  • 1993: MSc Cognitive Science and Natural Language, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh
  • 1993: Second State Law Examination, Munich (qualification for all legal professions, including admission to the Bar)
  • 1989-1992: Legal internship, State of Bavaria, Germany


  • 1998-2012: Lecturer, School of Psychology, Cardiff University (2003 Senior Lecturer, 2007 Reader, 2009 Professor)
  • 1996-98: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick
  • 1993-94: Tutor for Jurisprudence, Law Faculty, University of Edinburgh
  • 1989-92: “Referendariat” i.e. Legal Internship including Local and District Court, District Attorney and Criminal Court, State Administration and Law Firm, State of Bavaria (Munich)

Professional activities

  • Ulrike Hahn is presently a member of the Senior Editorial Board for Topics in Cognitive Science and an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Cognitive Science. She has served as an Associate Editor for the Psychological Bulletin & Review, and as Consulting Editor for Psychological Review, as well as contributing occasional reviews to over 30 different journals, and a wide range of national and international funding bodies.

Prizes and awards

  • Honorary Degree: June 2017 Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa was awarded by University of Lund, Sweden.
  • Award: December 2015 Elected Fellow of the German National Academy of Science, Leopoldina
  • Award: October 2014 Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Award
  • Award: June 2014 Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science
  • Award: 2013 Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship, Swedish Research Council
  • 2011 British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Prize. Awarded for Hahn, U. and Warren, P. A. (2009) Perceptions of randomness: Why three heads are better than four. Psychological Review. 116, 454-461.