Professor Robert Lockhart
"[Professor Lockhart] considers the two major factors contributing to his career are the quality of the training he received at the University of Sydney and the discipline of Psychology itself."
Bob Lockhart received his BA and MA degree with first class honours for the University of Sydney in 1961 and 1963 respectively. In 1967 he completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of W. M. O'Neil, and then spent two years as a Fulbright Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University. In 1968 he joined the small colony of Australian psychologists in the Psychology Department at University of Toronto where he has been ever since. In addition to his appointment as Professor of Psychology he has served as Departmental Chair, as a College Principal, and as Director of the University of Toronto's Cognitive Science Program.
Professor Lockhart is best known for his work as a cognitive psychologist especially in the areas of human memory and problem solving. He considers the two major factors contributing to his career are the quality of the training he received at the University of Sydney and the discipline of Psychology itself.
In the whole of science, he finds no question is more challenging and fascinating than understanding the achievements of the human mind.