Patrick Michael Anthony Rabbitt#

Patrick Michael Anthony Rabbitt
Email:patrick.rabbitt 'at'
Membership Number:3520
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 – present : Hon Research Associate Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2004 – present : Hon Research Prof Department of Psychology, University of West Australia, Perth W.A.
  • 2004 – present : Emeritus Prof of Cognitive Gerontology University of Manchester, UK
  • 1984-2004: Research Chair in Cognitive Psychology and Gerontology, University of Manchester, UK
  • 1984-2004: Director Age and Cognitive Performance Research Centre, University of Manchester. UK
  • 1991-2004: Adjunct Chair in Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perh, W. Australia
  • 1982-1983: Professor and Head of Department of Psychology, University of Durham.UK
  • 1968-1982: Lecturer in Psychology, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • 1968-1982: Fellow and Praelector in Psychology, The Queen’s College, Oxford, U.K.
  • 1961-1968: Scientific Staff MRC Applied Psychology Research Unit, Cambridge, (also Seconded by UK Medical Research Council to National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Washington DC, USA for 1963-64)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cognitive ageing
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Intelligence; health
  • Pathologies
  • Demographics
  • Memory
  • Decisions
  • Cognitive psychology: reaction times and decision processes; error correction and detection; intelligence
  • Memory: working memory; autobiographical memory
  • Neurophysiology of reaction times, intelligence and memory
  • Ageing of the brain: white matter lesions; age associated loss of brain volume; hippocampal shrinkage
  • Applied Research: recovery from anaesthesia; motor vehicle driving; elderly access to new technology

Honours and Awards
  • 2006 Career achievement recognition award at Biennial International Cognitive Aging Conference
  • 2001 Hon DSc University of Western Australia
  • 1995 Hon. Fellow British Psychological Society
  • 1996 Hon Member Experimental Psychology Society
  • 1995 President, Experimental Psychology Society
  • 1992 Bartlett Lecturer, Experimental Psychology Society
  • 1989 Myers Lecturer British Psychological Society

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