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Departmental Advisory Board for Psychology

The Department has formed an External Advisory Board to act as a critical friend and sounding board, and to provide access to networks and thinking outside the University.

The aims in forming the Board were to achieve breadth, relevance, and knowledge of the major job markets in which our graduates seek employment. Those markets include the Prison Service, Primary & Secondary Education, The Media, The Health Service, the Higher Education System, and Scientific Research.


Chair Professor Richard Bentall is a professor of the Clinical Psychology Unit in the Department of Psychology at The University of Sheffield. 
  Dr Elizabeth Anderson is Head of the Department of Psychological Medicine at York Hospital, is a consultant clinical neuropsychologist working for the NHS. Elizabeth holds a doctorate from the University of York.  She oversees the Year-3 advanced modules in clinical psychology which students in our undergraduate cohorts take if they aim to gain entry to clinical-doctorate programmes.

Professor Mike Burton is the Head of Psychology at the University of York.


Philip Carpenter


Harriet Ennis is the Head of Psychology at Bootham School in York. She is a graduate of the University of York.


Professor Karl Friston FRS, FMedSci, FRSB is a Wellcome Principal Research  Fellow and Scientific Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London. Karl is an Honorary Graduate of the University of York.

  Professor Brian Fulton is Dean of Faculty for the Sciences at the University of York. Brian is a nuclear physicist and a previous Head of Physics at York. 
  John Gibbard
  Rachel Morphew
  Dr Richard Wright is Behavioural Science Director at Unilever , the British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company. Richard gained his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Nottingham where he worked with HoD-designate, Professor Mike Burton.