The Psychologist

I am Deputy Editor of the British Psychological Society's magazine The Psychologist, which is freely available online. Here are my own articles in The Psychologist.


The unique life history of humans
Professor Alison Gopnik's keynote at the BPS conference.

Towards a mental health super science
Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE's keynote at the BPS conference.

Including children in their own education
The Division of Educational and Child Psychology annual conference.

Incredible neuroscience
The launch of the British Neuroscience Association's 'Credibility in neuroscience' manifesto at the House of Commons.

What's the mechanism?
The Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development's 21st anniversary celebration in London.

Fly or die in academia?
A symposium on reducing flying in academia at the University of Sheffield.

Difficult conversations in the SpeakEasy
Written with Jon Sutton on psychology-themed events at Latitude Festival.

Seeking accuracy before balance
Three sessions from the World Conference of Science Journalists in Switzerland.

Frameworks for impact
The knowledge exchange and impact session at the British Psychological Society annual conference.

Can individual differences tell us more?
Professor Gina Rippon's talk on myths of the female brain.


Enduring sisterly love
The play 'Run Sister Run' by Chloƫ Moss.

Fighting racism with science
'How to Argue with a Racist' by Adam Rutherford.

Exposing the facts of patriarchy
'The Guilty Feminist' by Deborah Frances-White and 'Invisible Women' by Caroline Criado Perez.

Hope, resilience, and mental toughness
Desert Island Discs with firefighter and psychologist Sabrina Cohen-Hatton.

Find the reason
The play 'Reasons to Stay Alive' based on Matt Haig's book.

The secret to great storytelling
'The Science of Storytelling' by Will Storr.

Bringing morris to the masses
'For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me' on BBC Four.


'Trying to keep up the illusion of authority is decreasing trust'
Gemma Milne on her new book Smoke & Mirrors.

'Many of us are not optimally using our attention span'
Stefan Van der Stigchel on his new book Concentration.

'It's an exciting time to be researching and writing about drugs'
Suzi Gage on her new book Say Why to Drugs.

'There is a spectrum of responses to killing far-off enemies'
Peter Lee on his field research with RAF Reaper drone pilots.

'We need to support our diverse population'
Susan Cousins on her new book Overcoming Everyday Racism.

Creating compassionate NHS organisations
Maria Kordowicz on the importance of compassion in the workplace.

'Games have helped me a lot throughout my life'
Pete Etchells on his new book Lost in a Good Game.

'These are big, contentious conversations'
Nathan Filer on his new book The Heartland.


'There are Jonas Salks, the Louis Pasteurs, the Marie Curies of education'
Paul A Kirschner on his new book How Learning Happens.

'Babies really enjoy being babies'
Caspar Addyman on his new book The Laughing Baby.

'I understood when I listened to people's stories'
Deanne Bell on decolonising psychology.


From my time as a PhD student, an examination of the field of educational neuroscience.


‘The magazine is you’
Our editor in conversation with Chair of the Psychologist and Digest Editorial Advisory Committee – plus comments from the deputy editor.



Learning styles and research
From my time as PhD student, contributing to the debate on learning styles.

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