Currently: Professor of Psychology, RHUL & The Warburg Institute, University of London
Manos Tsakiris studied psychology and philosophy before completing his PhD (2006) in psychology and cognitive neurosciences at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. In 2007 he joined the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is currently Professor of Psychology.
His research is highly interdisciplinary and uses a wide range of methods to investigate the neurocognitive mechanisms that shape the experience of embodiment and self-identity.
Manos is the recipient of the Young Mind and Brain Prize in 2014, of the 22nd Experimental Psychology Society Prize in 2015, and the NOMIS Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award in 2016. Since 2016, he is leading the interdisciplinary Body & Image in Arts & Science (BIAS) project at the Warburg Institute, and since 2017 the INtheSELF ERC Consolidator project at Royal Holloway.
He has published widely in major scientific journals and his lab’s research has been covered in international media outlets (Reuters, BBC, The Times, The Guardian, El Pais, Mail on Sunday, Le Figaro, Wall Street Journal, El Mundo, Huffington Post, Scientific American).
He has given invited talks at major scientific conferences as well as in diverse audiences such as TEDx, New Scientist, Art Galleries and schools in UK and aboard.