Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Co-Director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
His research spans the developmental neuropsychology of autism, early diagnosis, psychological intervention and neuroimaging in autism. He previously held a senior academic post at London University (at the Institute of Psychiatry). He was awarded the British Psychological Society's Spearman Medal, and the American Psychological Association's McAndless Award, for outstanding contributions to research.
He is the author of numerous articles in scientific journals on the subject of autism, including Autism: The Facts, The Maladapted Mind: Classic Readings in Evolutionary Psychopathology; Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind (Learning, Development and Conceptual Change); and The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Brain.