Frederick Verbruggen
Professor of Cognitive Psychology

External responsibilities

Awards and distinctions

  • 2015: The Psychonomic Society’s Steven Yantis Early Career Award

  • 2014: Randolph Blake Early Career Award, Vanderbilt University

  • 2012: Merit Award, University of Exeter

  • 2006: Laureate of the ‘Andreas de Leenheer’ award for excellent young researchers, Ghent University

Committee/panel activities

 Member ESRC Peer Review College (2012–2015)

Editorial responsibilities

Associate editor Experimental Psychology (2011-2015)

Associate editor Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (2013-2016)

Invited lectures

Invited presentations at many national and international institutions and conferences ; presentations at many conferences incl. annual meetings of the Psychonomic Society, the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and Experimental Psychology Society.   

Media Coverage

 BBC Radio Devon (14/06/2012), BBC Spotlight (15/06/2012), Time Magazine (15/06/2012), Knack Magazine (04/07/2012)


Ad-hoc reviewer for many journals (e.g. JEP:HPP, JEP:LMC, JEP-General, Psychological Science, Current Biology, and Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; 40 journals in total)

Reviewer for grant awarding bodies (The Neurological Foundation of New Zealand; Israel Science Foundation; ESRC; Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek)

Research networks

Member of Psychonomic Society, European Society of Cognitive Psychology, and Association for Psychological Science. I have collaboratinos with researchers from different groups at the University of Exeter, as well as other institutions in the UK (e.g. Cardiff), Europe (e.g. Université Libre de Bruxelles; University of Amsterdam; Ghent University), USA (e.g. UCSD; Vanderbilt), and China (ECNU). 

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