My research focuses on the mechanisms supporting metacognition and self-awareness in the human brain, and how these mechanisms are altered in disorders of mental health. Self-awareness is the capacity to introspect about our thoughts, feelings and mental states. Through the design of behavioural studies I aim to deconstruct self-awareness into its building blocks, such as how we recognise our errors or develop beliefs about ourselves in various domains. I combine theoretical models with a range of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience approaches including functional and structural MRI, TMS, M/EEG and eye tracking. I am strongly committed to translating our research findings into benefits for mental health and wider society.

I am currently a Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London.

Please check out my lab website and CV for further details.


T: +44 (0)20 344 84349

E: stephen.fleming [at]

A: Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG