York Psychologist makes UK’s 100 Leading Scientists list

Posted on 22 January 2014

Professor Andy Young has been listed as one of one hundred leading British scientists identified by the Science Council.


Prof Young is also listed in Thomson-Reuters international index of highly-cited scientists, and was recently honoured by the British Psychological Society with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge. His research focuses on the processes that underlie our perception of faces.

Andy has been based at the University of York since 1997 and makes an important contribution to teaching in the Department, where he is currently Director of Teaching. A former Head of Department, he was also influential in developing the York Neuroimaging Centre.

He told us: "This has come as a complete surprise, but I am particularly pleased by the strong representation of psychology and psychologists in the list."

The list was compiled by the Science Council to illustrate the wide variety of different contributions to society made by British-based scientists, and was compiled from a list of nominations from member organisations and partners which was then judged by a panel.

Talking to the Science Council after reading the list, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts said: "This list helpfully challenges the perception that there is only one kind of scientist and highlights the different types of skills and challenges a career in science involves.”

Link to full story at the Science Council website