New honour for Prof Alan Baddeley

Posted on 13 July 2012

Professor Alan Baddeley has received the British Psychological Society's Lifetime Achievement award.

Alan Baddeley in office

Professor Alan Baddeley has received a Lifetime Achievement from the British Psychological Society.

A world authority on memory, he gained his PhD in 1962 from Cambridge and has continued as an active researcher ever since. He led the MRC's influential Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge for over twenty years and had already held senior academic posts at several of the UK's leading universities, before joining the department of Psychology at York in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and CBE.


Professor Baddeley is amongst the world’s most highly-cited psychologists and is best known for his Working Memory model (developed with Prof Graham Hitch - also now an emeritus professor in the department). Working Memory allows us to solve problems by manipulating information held in limited capacity short-term stores.

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British Psychological Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award