Robin Morris

Robin Morris


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Research interests

Neuropsychology of executive and memory functioning;  disorders of insight and awareness; epilepsy; Alzheimer's disease; vascular cognitive impairment; psychology of dementia care

Research interests (short)

Neuropsychology of executive functioning and memory; disorders of awareness; Alzheimer’s disease; vascular cognitive impairment, epilepsy; psychology of dementia care

Biographical details

Professor Robin Morris is a clinical-academic neuropsychologist. He has conducted research mainly into memory and executive functioning in a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders, more recently including people with dementia and cerebrovascular disorders. His work has also encompassed epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychosis and eating disorders. He has published approximately 320 peer reviewed publications in neuropsychology, including in journals such as Nature, Neurology and Cortex. His H-index is 91. As a Consultant Neuropsychologist since 1990, he has been lead for clinical neuropsychology services in the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital and also Head of the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology in King’s College NHS Foundation Trust. 

He completed a degree in Psychology and Physiology at the University of Oxford. After training in clinical psychology at the University of Newcastle-upon Tyne, he did a PhD at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Professor Alan Baddeley and Dr Edgar Miller. He then held assistant professor and post-doctoral positions with Professor Fergus Craik at the University of Toronto and was a post-doctoral worker with Professor Trevor Robbins at the University of Cambridge. In 1989 he was appointed Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Institute of Psychiatry and in 1990 Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Head of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospitals. In 1996, when clinical neurosciences in the South East of England amalgamated to form the King’s College Hospital Clinical Neurosciences Centre, he was made Head of the Clinical Neuropsychology Department. In 2001 he was appointment Professor of Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry and in 2012 Lead for Neuropsychology in the clinical neurosciences within the King’s Academic Health Sciences Centre.

He retired in 2018 and is now an Emeritus Professor at the IoPPN where he continues to do research and teaching.

He has been awarded numerous competitive research grants, supervised 25 PhD students and trained around 80 clinical psychology trainees in clinical neuropsychology. In 2013 he was awarded the Barbara Wilson Award for outstanding contribution to neuropsychology and in 2016 the British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award for Applied Psychology, given on the basis of outstanding personal career success also reinvesting in psychology through encouraging and developing others. In 2021 he received the Paul Satz Mentoring Award from the International Neuropsychological Society, this award for those whose mentoring has had a profound effect on the careers of students in the field of neuropsychology nationally and internationally.

Has been a long-term serving committee member of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and the British Neuropsychological Society, as well as serving on the Governing Board of the International Neuropsychological Society. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Working Memory in Alzheimer's Disease, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984

Master of Science, Newcastle University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1981

Master of Arts, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jan 1979


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