Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and professor in cognitive neuroscience at University College London (UCL). She is leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group and her group's research focuses on brain development in human adolescence. Sarah-Jayne studied experimental psychology at Oxford University (1993-1996) and then did her PhD (1996-2000) at UCL with Professors Chris Frith and Daniel Wolpert, investigating self-monitoring in schizophrenia. Sarah-Jayne is actively involved in public engagement with science and has an interest in the links between neuroscience and education. She co-authored a book with Professor Uta Frith called The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education (2005) and sits on the Royal Society Vision Committee for Science and Mathematics Education. She is editor-in-chief of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.