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Peter Halligan

Hon Professor of Neuropsychology, Cardiff University


Peter Halligan is currently Hon Professor of Neuropsychology at Cardiff University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Welsh Government .

Following training in psychology and philosophy at University College Dublin, and 14 years in the Departments of Clinical Neurology and Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, he moved to Cardiff in 2000.

Awarded the British Psychological Society's Presidents’ Award for outstanding contributions to Psychology in 2005, he is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Irish Psychological Society, Royal Society of Biology and Academy of Medical Sciences.

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