Queen’s New Year Honours 2021: Prof Simon Baron-Cohen receives a knighthood


It is with great honour that we share the excitement of our Trustee, Simon Baron-Cohen, professor of autism research at the University of Cambridge, as he is knighted for services to people with autism.

From the press-

He said: “This honour came as a complete surprise, and I accept it on behalf of the talented team of scientists at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, and on behalf of the Autism Research Trust, the charity that has supported us.

“The basic needs and human rights of autistic people and their families are still not being met by statutory services, due to insufficient funding, so we are creating a new charity, the Autism Centre of Excellence, to address this gap.”

Prof Baron-Cohen has made major contributions to the study of autism prevalence, screening, genetics and neuroimaging, among other areas.