Nicola Clayton

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Nicola Clayton
Residence United Kingdom, United States
Citizenship United Kingdom
Fields Comparative cognition
Institutions University of Cambridge, Rambert Dance Company
Alma mater University of Oxford, University of St Andrews
Thesis  (1987)
from the BBC programme The Life Scientific, 22 November 2011.[1]

Nicola Susan Clayton, FRS, FSB is a British psychologist. She is Professor of Comparative Cognition at the University of Cambridge, Scientist in Residence at Rambert Dance Company[2] and fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, where she is Director of Studies in Psychology.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Clayton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in zoology from the University of Oxford in 1984, before gaining a PhD from the University of St Andrews in 1987.


Clayton has made major contributions in the study of animal cognition, with significant impact in the neurobiology of memory and cognitive development.[4]


  1. ^ "Nicky Clayton". The Life Scientific. 22 November 2011. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Professor Nicola S. Clayton FRS FSB FAPS C Psychol". Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Clare College Cambridge website accessed 26 May 2014
  4. ^ "Professor Nicola Susan Clayton FRS". The Royal Society. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

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