Professor Baron-Cohen is Director of the Autism Research Centre and Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge. He is principal author of the Mind Reading educationalsoftware.
His research spans the developmental neuropsychology of autism, early diagnosis, psychological intervention and neuroimaging in autism. He was awarded the British Psychological Society's Spearman Medal and the American Psychological Association's McAndless Award for outstanding contributions to research. In 1995 he became a Fellow in Experimental Psychology at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has worked with The National Autistic Society for over a decade. He previously held a senior academic post at the Institute of Psychiatry at London University.
He is author of over 100 articles in scientific journals on the subject of autism, and has written books for scientists and parents, including: The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain Penguin UK/Perseus, 2003); Teaching Children with Autism to Mind Read (Wiley, 1999); Mind Blindness (MIT Press, 1995); Autism: The acts (OUP, 1993).
Professor Baron-Cohen holds degrees in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry.