Short CV/Education and training

  • 1964
    Vordiplom (intermediate examination) in psychology at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • 1966
    Diplom degree in abnormal psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK

  • 1968
    PhD in psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, UK

  • 1968 – 2006
    MRC scientist

  • 1996 – 2006
    Professor of cognitive development at University College London, UK

  • 2006
    Professor emeritus of cognitive development at University College London, UK

  • 2007
    Research-chair professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, in the Niels Bohr project "Interacting Minds"

Selected publications

  • Frith, C.D., Frith, U.: Social Cognition in Humans. In: Current Biology 17, 2007. pp. 724-732.

  • Silani, G. et al.: Levels of emotional awareness and autism: an fMRI study. In: Social Neuroscience 3(2), 2008. pp. 97-112.

  • Frith, C.D., Frith, U.: The Self and its reputation. In: Neuron 57, 2008. pp. 331-332.

  • Frith, U.: A Very Short Introduction to Autism. Oxford, 2008.

  • Frith, C.D., Frith, U.: Implicit and explicit processes in social cognition. In: Neuron 60(3), 2008. pp. 503-510.

  • White, S., O'Reilly, H., Frith, U.: Big heads, small details and autism. In: Neuropsychologia 47(5), 2009. pp. 1274-1281.

  • Senju, A. et al.: Mindblind eyes: an absence of spontaneous Theory of Mind in Asperger Syndrome. In: Science 325(5942), 2009. pp. 883-885.

  • Hamilton, A., Brindley, R., Frith, U.: Visual perspective taking impairment in children with autistic spectrum disorder. In: Cognition 113(1), 2009. pp. 37-44.

  • Frith, U., Frith, C.: The social brain: allowing humans to boldly go where no other species has been. In: Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 12, 365(1537), 2010. pp. 165-176.

  • Bird, G. et al.: Empathic Brain responses in insula are modulated by levels of alexithymia but not autism. In: Brain 133(Pt 5), 2010. pp. 1515-1525.

  • Happé, F., Frith, U. (eds.): Autism and Talent. Oxford, 2010. First published 2009 as Special issue of Phil Trans B 364 (1523).


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • President 2017/18 British Science Association

  • Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, 2009

  • Foreign member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg, Sweden, 2008

  • Elected member of the council of the Royal Society, 2006 – 2007

  • Elected member of the Royal Society, 2005

  • Elected member of the Academia Europaea, 1992

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