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News and updates on Geoff's media appearances, book & article publications and speaking events.

More foreign editions of 'The Psychology of Climate Change'

May 2020

'The Psychology of Climate Change’ is currently being translated and published in Portuguese for Brazil by Editora Blucher. In this fragile…

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Major Paper in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

May 2020

Geoff's paper with colleague Moto Yamaguchi published in Journal of Experimental Psychology (JEP): General, one of the top 5 international…

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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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Channel 5 'When Diets Go Horribly Wrong’

February 2020

Geoff appeared on Channel 5’s ‘When Diets Go Horribly Wrong’ discussing some of the psychological aspects of dieting. This was a documentary…

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Winner of Mouton d'or prize announced

January 2020

I was Chair of the international Mouton d’Or Prize Panel. The publishers of Semiotica offer an annual prize, the Mouton d'Or, to the author…

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Chinese Rights

November 2019

‘Rethinking Body Language’ has been licensed by Post & Telecom Press, ‘The Conflicted Mind’ by China Renmin University Press and ‘The…

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BBC Radio Five Live Discussion

November 2019

I took part in a one-hour discussion on BBC Radio 5 Live with Rachel Botsman from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford on…

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Britney Spears: Breaking Point

November 2019

I took part in the documentary ‘BRITNEY SPEARS: BREAKING POINT’ which aired on Channel 5 on Sunday 3rd November. The programme considered…

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Trophy Hunting a psychological perspective

November 2019

My new book ‘Trophy Hunting: A Psychological Perspective’ was published by Routledge in November. It has been described as ‘required reading…

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International panel on behaviour change (IPBC)

September 2019

I attended the inaugural meeting of the steering committee of the new International Panel on Behaviour Change (IPBC) at the U.N. in Paris in…

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Keynote lecture on the connection between iconic gesture and speech

September 2019

I gave the keynote lecture on the connection between iconic gesture and speech at the launch of the new International Multimodal…

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Taylor and Francis sustainable development goals online (SDGO)

September 2019

I joined, by invitation, the Advisory Board for the Taylor and Francis Sustainable Development Goals Online (SDGO) collection, which has now…

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Appointed to newly created IPBC to lead on behavioural change for sustainable development

July 2019

I have been asked to be a member of the steering committee for the newly created Interdisciplinary and Intergovernmental Panel on Behavioral…

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Gresham College lecture

July 2019

I’ve been asked to give another presentation and take part in a panel discussion at the highly prestigious Gresham College (whose members…

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Paper published in Journal of Experimental Psychology (JEP)

July 2019

I had a paper with Dr. Motonori Yamaguchi entitled ‘The Role of Explicit Categorization in the Implicit Association Test’ accepted in the…

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Review of The Body’s Little Secrets

July 2019

Review of The Body’s Little Secrets (Gibson Square Books, 2018). With his latest novel, Dr. Geoffrey Beattie can now be projected onto the…

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RITA Grant Success

July 2019

I was awarded one of EHU’s RITA awards (Research Institute Thematic Awards) for a research proposal entitled ‘Closing the value-action gap…

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BBC bitesize healthy relationships

June 2019

I did some more filming for the BBC and wrote an article on healthy romantic relationships (on the back of Love Island). It’s for BBC…

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ITN news on love island

June 2019

I did an interview and made a short video for the ITN News on the attraction of Love Island. I suggested that a major aspect of the show for…

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Latitude festival

June 2019

I appeared at the Latitude Festival talking about climate change, and what we can do to get people to act. I was in conversation with…

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New campaign for BBC Education

May 2019

I took part in new campaign for BBC Education around Healthy Relationships aimed at a teenage audience. With the return of Love Island, BBC…

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Stephen Nolan True Crime Series x

May 2019

I took part in a podcast for the BBC for the Stephen Nolan True Crime series. The subject was the unsolved murder of Marian Beattie, 4…

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Times Educational Supplement Article

May 2019

A nice piece in today’s TES on how my research on gesture can be applied to the teaching profession The article reviews my research which…

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Chinese rights for the conflicted mind

April 2019

China Renmin University Press have just bought the Chinese rights for ‘The Conflicted Mind’ for publication in 2020. The book has had some…

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Reality television

April 2019

Did a number of radio interviews with BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle etc. on the duty of care of reality television to its participants…

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Representing Northern Ireland

April 2019

Delighted to be selected again to represent Northern Ireland at Masters’ level in an international 10k against England. Even more delighted…

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Dragons Den at Edge Hill University

March 2019

Another very successful year of Dragons’ Den, where I worked with two new dragons – Merry Baskin, Founder of the Baskin Shark Planning…

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Climate change talk

March 2019

Gave a talk at Metal in Liverpool on climate change, with the possibility of setting up new collaborative ventures combining arts and…

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Review of Little Secrets in Semiotica

March 2019

An excellent review of my novel ‘The Body’s Little Secrets’ by Marcel Danesi, Professor of Semiotics and Linguistic Anthropology, University…

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Gresham College Lecture

February 2019

I gave a presentation and took part in a panel discussion at the highly prestigious Gresham College (whose members founded the Royal Society…

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BBC Breakfast appearance

December 2018

I appeared on BBC Breakfast on the 3rd December to talk about the psychology of hugging with Dan Walker and Naga Munchetty driven by the…

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Analysis of Louis Theroux for Radio Times

November 2018

My analysis of Louis Theroux’s interview style appeared in the Radio Times, as he launched a new series. The article looked to understand…

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BBC News feature on the Psychology Behind People Returning Goods

November 2018

I was interviewed for a piece on people returning goods for the BBC News. The article explored the phenomenon of serial returners, people…

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Best new environmental books

November 2018

My new co-authored book on The Psychology of Climate Change’ has been picked up by several influential environmental websites as one of the…

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Review

November 2018

My new novel ‘The Body’s Little Secrets’ (Gibson Square) got a great review in the Irish Times, who called it "a pacy thriller, incisive…

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Contributing Author to UN Report on Sustainable Development

September 2018

I have been selected to be a contributing author of the United Nations International Commission on Education for Sustainable-Development…

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Keynote Address at the International Psychology Conference in Dubai

September 2018

I gave the opening keynote address at the International Psychology Conference in Dubai. Another keynote speaker was Binna Kandola (in photo…

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Publication of 'The Psychology of Climate Change'

September 2018

My new co-authored book on ‘The Psychology of Climate Change’ was published in October by Routledge in their ‘Psychology of Everything…

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Article Published in British Academy Review Summer Showcase

July 2018

I had an article published in the British Academy Review, no. 33, Summer 2018. Its title was ‘Optimism bias and climate change’ and I…

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Channel 5 Appearance discussing Cheryl and Liam's body language

July 2018

I appeared on the Channel 5 programme ‘When Cheryl Met Liam’ discussing aspects of their interaction.

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Climate Change Report for UN

July 2018

I have been invited to submit a substantive 6000 word report on changing implicit attitudes to climate change through education. The report…

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Review of Didier Eribons for Irish Times

July 2018

I wrote a review of Didier Eribon’s ‘Returning to Reims’ for the Irish Times in August. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/geoffrey…

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Shambala Music Festival

July 2018

I took part in an event at the Shambala music festival in August discussing the psychology of climate change. The event was organised by…

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Opening session at Sheffield Doc/Fest on psychology of documentary film making

May 2018

I did the opening session of the Craft Summit at the Sheffield Doc/fest at Sheffield Town Hall in June. Along with the award-winning…

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Selected to run for Northern Ireland

April 2018

Selected to run for Northern Ireland at Masters level in an international 10k against England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland…

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Talk for Funzing Talks London on Secrets of Body Language

April 2018

I am very pleased to be giving my first talk for Funzing Talks at BBB in Shoreditch, London on 1 st May on the subject ‘Revealing the…

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Museum of London Lecture

March 2018

Lecture on ‘How spontaneous gestures connect to thinking’ at the Museum of London. I was delighted to give a public lecture on ‘How…

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Analysing Arsene Wenger for Sky Sports

March 2018

I did some analyses of Arsene Wenger's nonverbal behaviour for Sky Sports. It felt a little odd to be commenting on the details of his…

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New Novel to be published mid-may

March 2018

Very excited to be publishing my second novel set in Sheffield during the Thatcher years - this is to be published by Gibson Square in late…

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Launch of the Conflicted Mind

February 2018

A very successful launch of my new book ‘The Conflicted Mind’ at Edge Hill University. Amongst other things, I talked about how the tobacco…

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Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for my work on social change

January 2018

Delighted to have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for ‘a prominent contribution to social change research’. My…

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IEA Appointment

January 2018

I’ve been selected to sit as a counselor the Executive Board of the US-based Interdisciplinary Environmental Association until 2020, which…

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International Academic Advisory Board for IAFOR

January 2018

I’ve been invited onto the International Academic Advisory Board for three years for the Japanese research organisation and think-tank, The…

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Mouton d’Or Panel Appointment

January 2018

I now sit on the panel for the prestigious Mouton d’Or prize. It selects the best article published each year in the journal Semiotica, the…

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Geoffrey Beattie has written a remarkable book. He tells the story of his early life in Belfast, as he presents his new research into prejudice's unconscious aspects.

Professor Michael Billig, Loughborough University