Professor Geoffrey BeattieBSc PhD CPsychol CSci FBPsS FRSM FRSA

is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author and broadcaster. He is Professor of Psychology at Edge Hill University and in recent years a Masters supervisor on the Sustainability Leadership Programme at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was Professor of Psychology at the University of Manchester from 1994-2012.

He is a prize-winning academic with a First Class Honours degree in psychology from the University of Birmingham and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the Spearman Medal by the British Psychological Society for 'published psychological research of outstanding merit' and the internationally acclaimed Mouton d'Or for his work in semiotics.

He is both a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an ex-President of the Psychology Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (B.A.).

Books

His books range from academic through literary non-fiction to fiction. He is the author of 25 books published by Granta, Victor Gollancz, Chatto & Windus, Penguin/Mainstream, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Orion, Headline, Routledge etc.

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Media Work

He was the resident on-screen psychologist for 11 series of Big Brother, and has presented a number of TV series, including 'Life's Too Short’ (BBC1), 'Family SOS' (BBC1) and 'The Farm of Fussy Eaters' (UKTV), and been interviewed on numerous documentaries.

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Research Areas

Geoff is renowned for his work on non-verbal communication and unconscious prejudice, and he is a thought leader on our implicit attitudes towards the environment. His passion for sports and his homeland of Northern Ireland have also driven his research.

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Latest News

Chinese Rights for Three Recent Books Sold

March 2020

The Chinese rights for three of Geoff's recent books for Routledge have now all been sold. Rethinking Body Language has been licensed by…

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Article Published in The Psychologist on Trophy Hunting

March 2020

Geoff’s article for The Psychologist about his new book Trophy Hunting: A Psychological Perspective (Routledge) was published in March 202…

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Psychology of Climate Change selected as top 10 essential environment reads

March 2020

The Psychology of Climate Change (with Laura McGuire) has been selected by the Booksellers Association as one of their top 10 ‘essential…

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