Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge. He holds degrees in Human Sciences from New College, Oxford, a PhD in Psychology from UCL, and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry. He held lectureships in both of these departments in London before moving to Cambridge in 1994. He is also Director of CLASS (Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service), a clinic for adults with suspected AS.
He is author of Mindblindness, The Essential Difference, and Prenatal Testosterone in Mind.
He has also written books for parents and teachers such as Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Factsand Teaching children with autism to mind read.
He is author of the DVD-ROM Mind Reading: an interactive guide to emotions and The Transporters , an animation for preschool children with autism to help them learn emotion recognition. Both of these were nominated for BAFTA awards.