Experimental Psychology mourns the sudden death of Professor Glyn Humphreys

Psychology has lost a wonderful friend, a caring mentor and a brilliant scientist. Professor Glyn Humphreys died suddenly while in Hong Kong as a Distinguished Visiting Professor. In Oxford he held the Watts Chair of Experimental Psychology and was a transformative Head of Department. He was a world leading authority in cognitive neuropsychology. Among numerous awards and honours, he received the British Psychological Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field of psychology. Members of the Department of Experimental Psychology have been deeply affected by this extremely sad news. Glyn was so young and so full of life and vitality. Together with his wife and colleague Jane Riddoch they brought both wisdom and experience to Experimental Psychology and the Medical School. Our thoughts are with Jane and their family.




Tributes have begun pouring in across the neuroscience and psychology communities worldwide.  A memorial webpage has been established for people wishing to share their memories. If you would like to contribute please send your post to Nele Demeyere -nele.demeyere@psy.ox.ac.uk


If you would like to send your condolences to Jane and family, please either email Janice Young or write to:

Janice Young, Department of Experimental Psychology, Tinbergen Building, 9 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UD England