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Professor Richard Tunney

Head of Psychology
School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET
Phone number: +44 (0) 121 204 3685
Email: r.tunney@aston.ac.uk
Room number: SW612A
Prof Richard Tunney
Prof Richard Tunney
I joined the Department of Psychology at Aston in September 2018. I spent fourteen years at the University of Nottingham; first as a lecturer in Human Experimental Psychology, and more recently as Associate Professor and Director of Teaching. I conducted my doctoral research at the University of York, and my post-doctoral work at University College London. I read for my first degree at the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Sussex.
  • BSc Psychology with First Class Honours in Psychology, University of Sussex, 1996
  • DPhil Psychology, University of York, 1999
  • 2018 – Present: Professor and Head of Psychology, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.
  • 2004 – 2018: Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham.
  • 2004 – 2006: Lecturer in Human Experimental Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham.
  • 2002 – 2004: Lecturer in Psychology, Keele University.
  • 2001 – 2002: Senior Research Fellow, ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution and the Department of Psychology, University College London.
  • 1999 – 2001: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution and the Department of Psychology, University College London.

I mainly conduct research on judgement and decision-making. In recent years, I have focussed on surrogate decision-making (DMfO), behavioural addiction and impulsivity. Other research interests include: implicit learning and categorization, episodic memory, second-language acquisition, and pro-social behaviour. 

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