Dr Keeley Abbott
Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology, Athena SWAN Lead
Dr Keeley Abbott career to date has been characterised by an interest and awareness around issues related to equality, diversity and inclusivity. This is based on her research focus related to sexualities, sexual health and sex education.
Dr Athfar Akhtar
Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology
Prior to coming to BCU, Athfah Akhtar was a researcher working alongside clinicians in primary and secondary mental health services for 7 years. Her PhD was on an area within occupational psychology, specifically well-being in Trainee Teachers.
Dr Silvio Aldrovandi
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Research Director (Centre for Applied Psychological research)
Dr Silvio Aldrovandi graduated in Psychology at the University of Bologna (Italy). Prior to joining the Department of Psychology at Birmingham City University in 2013, Dr Aldrovandi completed a PhD in experimental psychology at City University London and then spent three years at the University of Warwick as a post-doctoral...
Dr Nkansah Anakwah
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Dr Anakwah is a lecturer in forensic psychology with specialty in legal psychology. He completed a Dual Award Ph.D. in legal Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and Maastricht University, as part of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programme, The House of Legal Psychology.
Lecturer in Psychology
Anusnigdha is a psychoanalytically oriented researcher with a socio-constructivist perspective, focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of understanding development. Specifically, Anusnigdha’s research interests include: (a) the socio-cultural influences on child and adolescent development, with an emphasis on sexuality and...
Dr Ivana Babicova
Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Ivana Babicova is a lecturer in Psychology, with particular interests in dementia, observational pain assessment, wellbeing and positive psychology.
Dr Elle Boag
Associate Professor in Applied Social Psychology / Teaching, Learning and Quality Lead
Dr Elle Boag returned from industry to academia as a mature student due to a diagnosis of MS. She studied at the University of Southampton and gained her BSc., MSc., and PhD. in Social Psychology.
Dr Emma Bridger
Senior Research Fellow in Psychology
Emma is an established cognitive researcher with extensive publications in the use of electrophysiology to inform models of long-term memory.
Lecturer in Counselling
Fiona is the Deputy Course Lead for the BSc Psychology and Counselling programme. She is a BACP registered and UKCP accredited psychotherapist/counsellor. She has been in practice since 2017 and has worked as a lecturer in counselling since 2021. Alongside her work as a lecturer at BCU Fiona also runs her own private...
Professor Michael Brookes OBE
MSc Forensic Psychology Programme Director
Professor Michael Brookes was formerly Director of Therapeutic Communities at HMP Grendon where for eleven years he was the clinical lead within this accredited therapeutic community prison.