Department of Psychology Associate Dean Research | School of Arts and Social Sciences, City University London
I am a professor of psychology at City University where I have been since 1992. My research analyses human judgement, risk perception and decision-making. This covers a huge range of subjects – including gambling, attitudes to health and safety, people’s beliefs about luck & happiness and why they find decisions difficult.
I have edited or authored four books – including one on the Psychology and Economics of Football – and numerous papers in scientific journals, but have also written for popular outlets such as New Scientist, Psychology Today and The Guardian. I have appeared on Radio and television in programmes as diverse as “The moral maze”’ “Woman’s Hour”; “Today” “Newsnight”; “The one show” and “You and Yours”.
My website at City University: http://www.city.ac.uk/people/academics/peter-ayton#profile=overview
A short film I made for the BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Bfq5qvRms
A book I edited on the Psychology of Football https://www.amazon.co.uk/Myths-Facts-about-Football-Psychology/dp/1443801143
Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics
Chair of Cognitive NeuroImaging
Assembly Member and Former Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
CEO, Scottish FA
Co-founder & Head Chef, Hello Fresh