Emeritus Fellow Nicholas Mackintosh dies

Nicholas Mackintosh

Prof Nicholas Mackintosh FRS (1935-2015)

Emeritus Fellow Prof Nicholas Mackintosh FRS died on 8 February. Prof Mackintosh was a renowned psychologist whose theories on animal learning and human intelligence are still influential today.

He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and remained at Oxford as a lecturer between 1964 until 1967. He then taught at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, before moving back to the UK to teach at the University of Sussex (1973-81).

He was appointed Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at Cambridge in 1981, and elected a Fellow of King's in the same year. He retired in 2002 and was made an Emeritus Fellow in 2005.

For further details on his career, see the Department of Psychology website.

10 February 2015