INP Professor wins 2018 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology

Emily Cross, Professor of Social Robotics within the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, is the winner of the 2018 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology. The Philip Leverhulme Prize, awarded annually since 2001, recognises the achievements of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. Image with researchers and research robot

Prof Cross leads the Social Brain in Action laboratory, whose research has made significant contributions to the understanding of neuroaesthetics, brain and behavioural manifestations of expertise and observational learning, and more recently, human-robot interaction.   

In response to receiving this prize, Prof Cross commented: “It is a huge honour to receive a Leverhulme Prize in recognition of the work my team and I have been carrying out over the past years. It is particularly exciting to have this prize highlight the innovative and world-leading research in social robotics that is taking off here at the University of Glasgow, and I’m looking forward to using the prize money to build my group’s capacity in this domain."

First published: 10 December 2018