The eminent neuropsychologist Malcolm A. Jeeves, a past president of
the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotlandís National Academy of Science
and Letters, is professor emeritus of psychology at St. Andrews University.
He was Foundation Professor of Psychology there from 1969 to 1993
and established the universityís acclaimed psychology department. His own
research has focused on brain mechanisms and neuroplasticity. Educated
at the Stamford School in Lincolnshire, he went up to Cambridge
University after serving as an acting company commander with the
1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters in Germany following World War II. st
He studied natural sciences at St. Johnís College, received his Ph.D.
in psychology from Cambridge in 1956, and also did graduate work
at Harvard University. Before joining the St. Andrews faculty, he was a
lecturer at Leeds University and Foundation Professor of Psychology at
Adelaide University in South Australia. He served as vice principal of St.
Andrews from 1981 to 1985 and as director of the Medical Research Councilís Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group at St. Andrews
from 1981 to 1986. A past member of three of Britainís most active
research bodies, the Science and Engineering Research Council, the
Neuroscience and Mental Health Board of the Medical Research
Council, and the Manpower Sub-Committee of the Advisory Board
for the Research Councils, Dr. Jeeves was formerly chairman of the
International Neuropsychology Symposium and editor-in-chief of
Neuropsychologia. He is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences,
the British Psychological Society, and the Australian Psychological
Society, as well as the recipient of South Australiaís Abbie Medal and the
Cairns Medal given by the Society of Neurologists and Neurosurgeons of
South Australia. Queen Elizabeth II made him a Commander of the British
Empire in 1992. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the
universities of Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and Stirling. Dr. Jeeves is currently
a member of the board of advisors of the John Templeton Foundation.
The author of more than one hundred scientific papers and eleven books,
including six related to science and faith, his most recent studies are
Human Nature at the Millennium (1997), (with R.J. Berry) Science, Life
and Christian Belief
(1998), and a volume of essays he edited for Wm. B. Eerdmans, From Cells to Soulsóand Beyond: Changing Portraits of Human
Nature, which was published in 2004. Dr. Jeeves is honorary sheriff of Fife
and Tayside in Scotland.