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Staff in the School of Psychological Sciences

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Academic Staff

Administrative Staff

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Laboratory Staff

Research Staff

Teaching Staff

Visiting Staff

  • Professor Naz Derakhshan, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Professor Fred Dick, Visiting Professor
  • Professor Iroise Dumontheil, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Professor Gillian Forrester, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Dr Abdulhamit Kurupinar, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Professor Robert Leech, Visiting Professor
  • Dr Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Dr Bosiljka Milosavljevic, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Dr Isabella Nizza, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Roisin Perry, Associate Research Fellow
  • Maria Pitharouli, Associate Research Fellow
  • Professor Clare Press, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Professor Angelica Ronald, Visiting Professor
  • Professor Tim Smith, Honorary Research Fellow
  • Dr Ilias Tachtsidis, Honorary Research Fellow

Emeritus Staff

  • Dr Paul Barber, Emeritus Reader in Psychology
  • Professor Jacqueline Barnes: Emerita Professor of Psychology. Professor Barnes has devoted her life to improving developmental outcomes for children from deprived or challenging backgrounds. Her research has focused on environmental and community influences on parenting and child development, which has been immensely influential in forming policy in the UK and beyond. Her research has also focussed on how various social, physical and psychological problems affect parenting such as homelessness, breast cancer, artificial insemination and eating disorders. View Professor Jacqueline Barnes’ publications on BiRon.
  • Professor Gergely Csibra, Emeritus Professor of Psychology. View Professor Csibra's profile on the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development.
  • Dr Virginia Eatough, Emerita Reader in Psychology
  • Professor Edward (Ted) Melhuish: Emeritus Professor of Human Development. Professor Melhuish studies social and communicative development from birth to adulthood, including the effect of environmental factors. He is interested in early education and care, parenting, child poverty and disadvantage, and child development and social policy. He has devoted much of his life to theoretically driven research to produce improvements in development and well-being in areas such as the development of pre-term babies, children of psychiatrically disturbed parents, social, linguistic and cognitive development, emergent literacy, and early childhood education and care and the evaluation of policy initiatives. View Professor Edward Melhuish's publications on BiRon.
  • Professor Mike Oaksford: Emeritus Professor of Psychology. In 2005, Professor Oaksford moved to Birkbeck as Professor of Psychology and Head of Department. He stepped down as Head of Department in 2021. His research concerns how people reason and construct arguments in discourse. This research involves experimental work and modelling the resulting inferential behaviour. 
  • Professor Anne Richards, Emerita Professor of Psychology