SIMONE SCHNALL is a University Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where she directs the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Laboratory, and a Fellow of Jesus College. By combining insights and methods from social psychology and cognitive science Schnall’s work aims to understand how people make judgments and decisions about other people, and about physical properties of the world. In particular, the research examines the role of bodily influences in the context of moral judgments and behaviours and perceptions of the spatial environment.
Schnall's research receives frequent coverage in the popular media, such as the New York Times, Economist, New Scientist, Times Higher Education, BBD Radio 4 and many international news media. She currently serves as Associate Editor for Social Psychological and Personality Science and Consulting Editor for Perspectives on Psychological Science. She occasionally shares observations regarding the field of psychology on her blog.