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 Ambassador, Political Expert & Historian
President of Murray Edwards College
Paralympian & Crossbench Peer
Head of the Department of Economics, University of Birmingham
Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander
CEO Amicus, and formerly Head of the British Army