Editorial Board

Editor in Chief


portrait of Oliver Braddick

The ORE of Psychology will be led by Oliver Braddick, Emeritus Professor and Fellow of Magdalen College in the University of Oxford. His position as chair of two of the UK’s leading psychology departments, in University College London and Oxford, has given him the range of knowledge in the subject that fits him to lead this cross-disciplinary project.


Oliver Braddick received his BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He did postdoctoral work in Brown University and holds a visiting appointment at the University of California, San Diego. His research has been in the field of visual perception and its brain mechanisms, notably in visual motion processing, and in the development of visual, visuomotor, and visuocognitive systems in infants and young children. In 1976, he established with Janette Atkinson the Visual Development unit in Cambridge (later in Oxford and UCL), which has carried out pioneering work on the early development of visual cortical mechanisms, on vision screening and binocular vision, and applied these methods to the assessment of infants at risk of perinatal brain injury. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers in these areas, and has been on the Editorial Boards of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Vision Research, Perception, and Current Biology.


He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001, of the Academia Europaea in 2008, and of the British Academy in 2012.



Editorial Board


portrait of Michael Hogg

is Professor and Chair of Social Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, in Los Angeles. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent and a former President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He has held faculty appointments around the globe. Michael Hogg’s research on group processes, intergroup relations, social identity, and self-conception is closely associated with the development of social identity theory. He has published widely on these topics. He is the recipient of the 2020 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Distinguished Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity, the 2010 Carol and Ed Diener Mid-Career Award in Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the 1989 Early Career Award from the Australian Psychological Society. A former associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and a current associate editor of The Leadership Quarterly, he has served on the editorial board of most of the main social psychology journals, and is foundation Editor-in-Chief with Dominic Abrams of the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Current research foci include influence and leadership, uncertainty and radicalization, exclusion and marginalization, and subgroup relations within groups.



portrait of Bryan Kolb

is a native of Calgary, Canada, and is currently a Professor in the Department Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, where he has been since 1976. He received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University and did postdoctoral work at the U of Western Ontario and the Montreal Neurological Institute. His recent work has focused on the development of the prefrontal cortex and how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various pre- and postnatal developmental factors including hormones, experience, stress, drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to adult behaviour. Bryan Kolb has published 7 books, including two textbooks with Ian Whishaw (Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, Seventh Edition; Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Fifth Edition), and over 400 articles and chapters. Kolb is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is currently a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research program in Child Brain Development.



portrait of Jose Peiro

is Professor of Work and Organizational (W&O) Psychology at the University of Valencia and Director of the Research Institute of Human Resources Psychology, Organizational Development and Quality of Working life (IDOCAL). Prof. Peiró received his PhD from the University of Valencia. He is Past-President of the International Association of Applied Psychology and has served as President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology. He is Fellow member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP). Dr. Peiró served as Associate Editor of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (1995-2001) and serves or has served as member of the editorial team of a number of scientific journals, Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Work and Stress, and Human Relations. His research is focusing mainly in the field of occupational stress at the individual and collective levels. He also researches on team and organizational climate and culture of organizations and on work socialization processes as well as youth labor market entry, unemployment, and overqualification. He has published about 200 articles and book chapters and several books and monographs. He is Doctor Honoris Causa by the Methodist University of São Paulo.



portrait of Claes Von Hofsten

is Professor of Psychology at the University of Uppsala. He was the founder and manager of Babylab, before transferring the lab to Gustaf Gredebäck. Since the 1970s Professor von Hofsten has devoted his academic life to the study of perceptual, cognitive, social, and sensorimotor development of infants. His research uses a variety of clever methodological tools to better understand infants and young children.


He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001, of the Academia Europaea in 2008, and of the British Academy in 2012.


portrait of Til Wykes

is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at King’s College London. She edits the Journal of Mental Health and is Vice Dean for Psychology and Systems Science, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience . She has been involved in research on rehabilitation and recovery for people with severe mental illness for many years both in the development of services and the development and evaluation of innovative psychological treatments. Her main current research themes concentrate on how to improve thinking difficulties so people can take advantage of opportunities for recovery and how to increase therapeutic activities in acute mental health services. She founded and is now Co-Director of the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE), which encourages consumers of mental health services to become more involved in research. The unit is the first in the UK to concentrate on including the service user perspective by employing people who have experience of using mental health services.


Advisory and Founding Board


portrait of J. Gayle Beck

is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. She earned her A.B. at Brown University and her Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany. Following completion of a clinical internship at UMDNJ-Rutgers Medical School, Dr. Beck joined first the faculty at the University of Houston, then the University at Buffalo, SUNY and most recently, the University of Memphis. Her research has focused on the assessment and treatment of adult anxiety-based disorders, with emphasis on post-trauma responses. Professor Beck has published widely on the topics of sexual dysfunction, panic, generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, co-morbidity among mental disorders, and the role of cognitive and emotional processes in psychological distress. Professor Beck is the past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12, American Psychological Association) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice and past editor of Behavior Therapy, in addition to serving on numerous editorial boards. Professor Beck is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.



portrait of Fanny Cheung

is Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 1996 to 1999, Professor Cheung served as the Founding Chairperson of the Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission, setting up the mechanism to eliminate discrimination and promote equal opportunities for women and men, and for people with disabilities. Her research expertise lies in cross-cultural personality assessment and psychopathology, gender equality, and women leadership. Professor Cheung is the Past President of the International Test Commission, a Fellow and former President of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Professor Cheung’s academic publications total over 180 internationally refereed journal articles, book chapters, books and monographs. Her academic honors and awards include the IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award 2014, APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology 2012, Distinguished International Psychologist Award of APA Division 52 (2005), and Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota (2003).


portrait of Sophie Scott

is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, where she is Deputy Director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience and group leader for the Speech Communication Lab. She was a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow from 2001-2004, and a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow from 2005-2016. Her research uses models and theories of primate auditory neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to inform the neurobiology of human vocal perception and production. Her work addresses both verbal and non-verbal aspects of vocal communication. She has pioneered the study of the human voice as a social signal, and has recently started to address the ways that non-verbal emotional expressions like laughter are used socially. She was elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012 and the British Academy in 2016.



portrait of Andrew Steptoe

is Director of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care in the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, and British Heart Foundation professor of psychology. He graduated from Cambridge in 1972, and completed his doctorate at Oxford University in 1975. He moved to St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 1977, becoming professor and chair of the Department in 1988, where he remained until his appointment in 2000 to UCL. He became Deputy Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL in 2005 and subsequently Head of Department before being appointed Director of the Institute in 2011. He is a Past-President of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Psychological Society, Academia Europaea, and the Academy of Social Sciences. He was founding editor of the British Journal of Health Psychology, an associate editor of Psychophysiology, the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, the International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health and the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, and is on the editorial boards of seven other journals. Andrew directs the Psychobiology Group and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing research group at UCL. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and is author or editor of 18 books, most recently the Handbook of Behavioral Medicine (2010) and Stress and Cardiovascular Disease (2012).