Professor Geoffrey Beattie BSc PhD CPsychol CSci FBPsS FRSM
is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author and broadcaster. He is Professor of Psychology at Edge Hill University and in recent years a Masters supervisor on the Sustainability Leadership Programme at the University of Cambridge and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was Professor of Psychology at the University of Manchester from 1994-2012.
He is a prize-winning academic with a First Class Honours degree in psychology from the University of Birmingham and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the Spearman Medal by the British Psychological Society for 'published psychological research of outstanding merit' and the internationally acclaimed Mouton d'Or for his work in semiotics.
He is both a Chartered Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an ex-President of the Psychology Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (B.A.).
His books range from academic through literary non-fiction to fiction. He is the author of 22 books published by Granta, Victor Gollancz, Chatto & Windus, Penguin/Mainstream, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Orion, Headline, Routledge etc.
He was the resident on-screen psychologist for 11 series of Big Brother, and has presented a number of TV series, including 'Life's Too Short’ (BBC1), 'Family SOS' (BBC1) and 'The Farm of Fussy Eaters' (UKTV), and been interviewed on numerous documentaries.
For examples of his media work please view Geoff’s showreel. Here you can see examples of his extensive TV work as well as him being interviewed for his expert opinion on various documentaries for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 & Sky.