Janette Atkinson#


Janette Atkinson
Email:j.atkinson 'at' ucl.ac.uk
Membership Number:2582
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:jatkinson
Homepage:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/vdu/abc/about.html
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/dev-sci/people/devsci-staff/j_atkinson





Present and Previous Positions
  • 1993- Professor of Psychology and MRC ESS Special Appointment, UCL
  • 1983-1993 MRC External Scientific Staff, Dept of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge
  • 1972-1983 Senior Research Associate, Dept of Experimental Psychology, Cambridge
  • 1972 Research Associate, Dept Psychology, Johns Hopkins
  • 1971-1972 Research Associate, Inst. Behavioral Genetics, Colorado

Fields of Scholarship
  • Developmental visual neuroscience
  • Models of normal and abnormal development of human vision
  • Nuropsychology of visuocognitive and spatial problems in children
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Visual development in term/premature 'high risk' infants
  • Visual seculae of prematurity
  • Neonatal structural MRI/fMRI
  • Infant vision screening
  • Development of visual attention and executive function

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Young Inventor's Award, Medical Research Council: Cambridge Crowding Cards, Clement Clarke International Ltd.
  • 1992 Distinguished Speaker Series, School of Optometry, Ohio State University
  • 2002 Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK
  • 2008 Elected Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2009 Kurt Koffka medal, University of Giessen (with Ol Braddick)
  • 2016 Davida Teller Award from the Vision Sciences Society


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