D.Phil. in Experimental Psychology
- Funded by Clarendon Scholarship & ORS
- BPS Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
- Scientific Award Karpov Chess Academy

Diploma (BSc + MSc) in Psychology
Habilitation in Psychology

Oxford University

Sarajevo University
Tübingen University

Academic Positions

2016 —
2013 — 2017
2011 — 2011
2008 — 2008
2007 — 2013
2006 — 2007
2005 — 2006

Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Professor of General Psychology
Stand-in Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Honorary Lecturer
Independent Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow

Northumbria University
Klagenfurt University
Tübingen University
Brunel University London
Tübingen University
Brunel University London
Humboldt University Berlin

Short Bio

Merim Bilalić is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Northumbria University, Newcastle. He received his DPhil in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University, and has held research and teaching positions at Humboldt University, Brunel University, Tübingen University, and Klagenfurt University. In 2008, Merim Bilalić was recognized for his doctoral research on the (in)flexibility of experts with the Award for the Outstanding Doctoral Research Contribution to Psychology from the British Psychological Society. The following year, his psychological research on chess expertise was honored with the Scientific Award of the Karpow Chess Academy. His latest book, The Neuroscience of Expertise, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. He holds the FIDE Chess Master title and was the junior (U20) champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996.