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Annette Karmiloff-Smith WIPs Lecture 2017: Uta Frith: Mind the Generation Gap!

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building

The 2017 Women in Psychological Sciences Lecture is held in honour of Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith.

Mind the Generation Gap!

Uta Frith in conversation with Clare Press, Matthew Longo and Emily Jones.

Uta Frith, who looks back on a 50-year research career, will be in conversation with three young researchers, who all have recent experience of maternity/paternity leave. They will discuss questions about life and work, particularly how to manage gaps and transitions. The conversation will try to open up discussion about exactly how people of the older generation can share their knowledge and how personal experience can benefit others.

Audience: Students and staff of CBCD and the Department of Psychological Sciences.

About Uta Frith:

Uta Frith was born and educated in Germany. In 1965-66 she trained in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry. This is where she first encountered autism and did her PhD on this topic. From 1968 to 2006 she was an MRC scientist, affiliated to UCL. She is best known for her research on autism and dyslexia. She is now Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at UCL-ICN. Since retiring Uta has expanded her interests in science communication. She is a Twitter enthusiast and a presenter of BBC Horizon documentaries. She chairs the Royal Society's Diversity Committee.

[A drinks reception will be held in Rayne Seminar Room, CBCD Henry Wellcome Building.]