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Ian Robertson

Ian is Professor of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Visiting Professor at University College London, and has had senior academic appointments at Columbia, Cambridge, Toronto, Bangor and Padua Universities.

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He was founding director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and has published more than 200 scientific papers and books on brain and behaviour.

His popular books Mind Sculpture, The Mind’s Eye, Stay Sharp and The Winner Effect have attracted international attention and multiple translations.

He studied at University of Glasgow and the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, gaining his PhD in neuropsychology from the University of London in 1988.

He is a Fellow of the US Association for Psychological Science, of the British Psychological Society and of the Royal Society of Arts.

On YouTube, TV and Radio

Ian interviewed on The Resilient Leader at Wales Public Service Summer School June 2013.

Chemistry of the winner effect (2 mins approx)

Can Money Be Addictive Like Cocaine (2 mins approx)

Four steps to unleashing the winner effect (2 mins approx)

Interview at London’s Digital Shoreditch Festival on The Business of Power May 2013

Ian Robertson gives a two minute overview of The Winner Effect

TEDx Talk on The Perfect City

US PBS Radio Interview with Leonard Lopate on the Neuroscience of Success and Failure

BBC Radio 4 ‘Fourthought’ Talk ‘The Winner Effect’ 29th August 2012, recorded at Edinburgh Festival

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Interview June 2012

TV Interview, September 2012, with Daphne Bunskoek.

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