The University of Roehampton's School of Psychology appoints a new Professor of Psychology

The University of Roehampton provides an engaging portfolio of courses across numerous disciplines, such as the humanities, social sciences, business, education and health and life sciences. It was ranked jointly as the number one modern university in the UK for Research (REF 2021).

Based in Whitelands College, the School of Psychology is committed to delivering outstanding student outcomes and making a positive impact on society through its world-leading research and its community-based knowledge exchange. The School’s multidisciplinary approach seeks to improve the understanding of factors that influence health, mental health, and wellbeing. It offers a large variety of undergraduate and post graduate programmes and one of the most comprehensive and well-respected suite of therapy training programmes in the UK.

Society conducted a comprehensive search across the Higher Education sector in the UK to identify an ambitious academic with a bold vision and a commitment to carrying out work of the highest quality and providing an excellent student experience.

The incoming Professor of Psychology will contribute to the strategic development of the School’s research profile. The role holder will work with the Head of Collaborative Partnerships and Community Engagement to further develop and embed a culture of research and knowledge exchange within the School and coordinate efforts to successfully meet Roehampton’s research objectives and KPIs.

Professor Lauren Stewart joins the University of Roehampton from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has been at the forefront of music cognition and its application for the past 20 years, has consistently published in high impact journals (118 peer-reviewed articles), and has a record of continuous grant funding as PI since 2006, with awards from all major UK funders: ESRC, MRC, AHRC, Leverhulme, British Academy and Wellcome Trust. As well as running her own research group at Goldsmiths, she was also Director of the Science of the Performing and Creative Arts research group, with oversight and responsibility for strategic planning and staff performance reviews.

Society would like to wish Professor Stewart all the best in her new role. 

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