Who is he?

Daniel is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and has recently joined the academic team at Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Before this position, Daniel has held academic posts at Staffordshire University as a Lecturer in Psychology (2015 - 2017), followed by a promotion to Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology (2017 - 2019). Before his lectureship, Daniel was employed as a Research Associate at Lancaster University (2014 - 2015), working alongside Prof. Paul Taylor and partners in industry.   

Daniel was awarded his social psychology Ph.D from the University of Kent in 2015. His PhD aimed to examine and attempt to address the social psychological consequences of conspiracy theories, under the supervision of Prof. Karen Douglas.  His current research is continuing to explore the consequences of conspiracy theories, whilst testing tools to address their potential harmful impact. 

Daniel serves on two national committees: the BPS Social Psychology Section as the Hon. Secretary and the BPS Research Board as the Early Career Representative.  He is also an active member of an interdisciplinary COST network, Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories.

Want to learn more about psychology of conspiracy theories?

Daniel blogs at conspiracypsychology.com and also gives several public talks, alongside appearing on radio, podcasts and TV.  You can watch some clips under the "Research" tab or download a drawing of his research here. Please do get in touch; he is more than happy to chat about conspiracy psychology.