Description: Description: Description: Prof. Alan Lewis

Professor Alan LEWIS, BSc., Ph.D., CPsychol., FBPsS. AcSS.


Positions Held

Professor of Economic Psychology , University of Bath.

President: International Association of Researchers in Economic Psychology. 2009-2011.

Honorary Visiting Professor ,School of Psychology, University of Exeter 2010-2013.

Director of Studies : MRes. Environment, Energy and Resilience.

Senate: 2005-2008.

2001 -2004  Head of Psychology Department

1998 -99  Acting Head of Psychology Department

1993 -2001/2009-2011. Undergraduate Director of Studies. Psychology.

1999 -2004 Director of Studies: MSc Applied Social Psychology.

1996 - 2000  Editor: Journal of Economic Psychology

1988 - 2001 - Director, Centre for Economic Psychology.

1986 -1998 - Reader in Economic Psychology.

1979 - 1986 - Lecturer in Research Methods in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bath.

1976 - 1979 - Research Fellow in Applied Social Psychology at the Centre for Fiscal Studies, University of Bath.

1973 - 1976 - Tutorial Fellow, Psychology Department, University of Wales, Cardiff.


Biography and Qualifications

Date of Birth: 18th April 1952.
Marital Status: Married to Sandie Lewis, Head of Strategy, Wiltshire Council.
Daughters: Francesca Lewis, Emma Strawford-Lewis.



B.Sc. (Psychology)  University of Wales, Cardiff ( now Cardiff University), 1973.

Ph.D. "Experimental Studies of Reciprocal Communications", University of Wales, 1976.


Research Interests

Applied Social Psychology, especially economic and environmental aspects typified by the following:

1.      Sustainability : Socially Responsible Investments; Personal Carbon Trading; Littering; Local Environmental Initiatives.

2.      Economic Decision Making and Socialization.

3.      Tax Evasion and other Fiscal Matters.


Research Grants

1 2005-2008 £120,000 Mistra ( Swedish Charity). “ Behavioural Impediments to Sustainable Investment.” This forms part of a 21 Million SEK (approx £1.5 million) award to Evert Carlsson, Anders Biel, Tommy Garling, Catalin Starica (University of Goteborg)  and Alan Lewis (University of Bath).

2 1997-1998 £70,580 NCR Financial Systems Ltd. "An International Appraisal of Perceptions of EFTPOS and Mondex."

3 1994 - 1998  £108,000 ESRC (with Adrian Winnett and Paul Webley) "Morals and Money: Ethical and green investing".

41994 - 1996 £252,000 EPSRC (with Alan Day and Geoff Hammond) "Monitoring the City: The effect of feedback on attitudes and behaviour".

5 1990 £10,920 British Telecom "Working from Home".

6 1990 £2,100 ESRC "Consumer Reactions to Automated Teller Machines".

7 1989 £1,000 Halifax Building Society "Savings Behaviour".

8 1984 £27,000 Inland Revenue and Nuffield Foundation "Understanding the Inland Revenue".

9 1982 £400 Rowntree Foundation "Attitudes to Taxation and Public Expenditure".

10 1980 £11,000 Winncott Foundation "Student Loans or Grants?".



a) Books

Lewis, A. (ed.)  The Handbook of Psychology and Economic Behaviour (2008). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Lewis, A. Morals, Markets and Money: Ethical, green and socially responsible investing. (2002) Prentice Hall/Financial Times. London and New York.

Scott,A.J., Lewis,A. and Lea,S.E.G. (eds) Student Debt: The causes and consequences of undergraduate borrowing in the U.K.(2001). Policy Press. Bristol.

Lewis, A., Webley, P. and Furnham, A. The New Economic Mind, (1995) Pearson: London and New York.

Lewis, A. and Warneryd, K-E.( eds ) Ethics and Economic Affairs , (eds), (1994) Routledge: London and New York .

Furnham, A. and Lewis, A. The Economic Mind: The Social Psychology of Economic Behaviour, (1986) Wheatsheaf: Brighton/St Martin's: New York.

James, S., Lewis, A. and Allison, F. The Comprehensibility of Taxation: A Study of Taxation and Communications, (1987) Gower: Aldershot.

Antaki, C. and Lewis, A. (eds) Mental Mirrors (1986) Sage: London and Beverly Hills.

Lewis, A. The Psychology of Taxation (1982) Blackwell: Oxford/St Martin's Press: New York.


b) Monographs

Lewis, A., Turton, P. and Sweetman,T. (Edited by Ben Caldecott. Foreword by Bill Bryson) . Litterbugs: How to deal with the problem of littering. (2009). Policy Exchange: London.

Lewis, A. Money in the Contemporary Family (2001) Nestle Family Monitor 12: Croydon.

Lewis, A., Sandford, C. and Thompson, N. Grants or Loans? (1980) Institute of Economic Affairs: London .


b) Journal Articles and Contributions to Books

Lewis, A., Bardis, A., Flint, C.,Mason, C., Smith, N., Tickle, C., Zinser, J. “ Drawing the line somewhere: An experimental study of moral compromise”. Journal of Economic Psychology (2012) 33. pp. 718-725.

McHugh, S., Ranyard, R. & Lewis, A. “ Understanding and knowledge of credit cost and duration: Effects on credit judgements and decisions”. Journal of Economic Psychology  (2011)  32. pp.609-620.

Capstick, S., & Lewis, A.“ Effects of Personal Carbon Allowances on decision making: Evidence from an experimental simulation”. Climate Policy (2010) 10.4. pp. 369-384.

Lewis, A. “ The credit crunch: Ideological, psychological and epistemological perspectives”. Journal of Socio-Economics ( 2010) 39.2.pp.127-131.

Cullis, J., Jones, P. & Lewis, A. “ Tax compliance: Social norms, culture and endogeneity”. In Alm, J., Martinez-Vazquez, J., and Torgler, B. (Eds.) Developing Alternative Frameworks for Explaining Tax Compliance (2010) . Routledge , New York and London.

Lewis, A., & Juravle, C. “ Morals, markets and sustainable investments: A qualitative study of ‘champions’”. Journal of Business Ethics (2010)  93.3.pp.483-494.

Garling, T., Kirchler, E., Lewis, A., & van Raaij, F.  “Psychology, financial decision making and financial crises”. Psychological Science in the Public Interest (2009) 10.1.pp.1-47.

Nash, N., Lewis, A, & Griffin, C. “ ‘Not in our front garden’ :Land use conflict, spatial meaning and the politics of naming place.” Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (2010) 20.1.pp.44-56.

Lewis, A., Cullis, J. & Jones, P. “ Individual, cognitive and cultural differences in tax compliance: UK and Italy compared.” Journal of Economic Psychology (2009) 30. pp.431-445.

Juravle, C. & Lewis, A “ The role of championship in the mainstreaming of SI: What can we learn from SI pioneers in the U.K.?” Organization & Environment. (2009) 22.1. pp. 75-98.

Juravle, C. & Lewis, A. “ Identifying impediments to SRI in Europe : A review of the practitioner and academic literature”. Business Ethics: A European Review. (2008) 17.3.pp.285-310

Cullis, J., Jones, P. & Lewis, A. “ Tax framing, instrumentality and individual differences: Are there two different cultures?”  Journal of Economic Psychology.(2006) 27. pp.304-320.

Cullis, J., Jones, P. & Lewis, A. “ The artful and the artless dodger: Responses to the challenge of  Instrumental Tax Evasion”. In Slemrod, J. and McCaffery. E. (Eds.) Behavioural Public Finance  (2006) Russell-Sage, New York .

Cullis, J.,Jones, P. & Lewis, A. “Ethical investing: Where are we now?” In Altman, M (Ed.) Handbook of Behavioural Economics (2006) M.E.Sharpe. New York

Nash, N.& Lewis, A. “ Institutional obstacles to pro-environmental action: The effect of the Dominant Social Paradigm” .In Dobson, A. and Bell, D (Eds.) Environmental Citizenship  (2006) M.I.T. Press .

Lewis,A & Scott,A. " A study of economic socialization: Financial practices in the home and the preferred role of schools among parents with children under 16". Citizenship,Social and Economics Education (2003) 5.3. pp.138-147.

Lewis,A. "Good money,bad money: The case of socially responsible investment in the U.K." World Futures (2001) 56. pp.399-408.

Kilbourne, W., Beckmann,S., Lewis,A. and van Dam, Y. "A multi-national examination of the role of the Dominant Social Paradigm in environmental attitudes."  Environment and Behaviour (2001) 33,2. pp. 209-228.

Scott, A.J. and Lewis, A. " Student loans: The development of a new dependency culture?" in Scott ,A.J., Lewis, A. and Lea, S.E.G. (eds) Student Debt. Policy Press, Bristol (2001).

Lebens, W. and Lewis, A. " Are students serious bankers? The nature of the student/ bank relationship in the U.K. and France." in Scott, A.J. (eds) op.cit.

Lewis, A. "A focus group study of the motivation to invest: 'ethical/green' and 'ordinary' investors compared .Journal of Socio-Economics (2001) 30,2.

Webley, P. Lewis, A. and Mackenzie, C. "Commitment among ethical investors :An experimental approach." Journal of Economic Psychology (2001) 22, 1, pp.27-42.

Lewis, A. and Scott, A.J. " The economic awareness, knowledge and pocket money practices of a sample of U.K. adolescents." Children's Social and Economics Education (2000) 4,1, pp.34-46.

Lewis, A. and Mackenzie C. "Morals, Motives and Money: The case of U.K. ethical investing"
Human Relations (2000) 53,2 179-191..

Lewis, A. and Mackenzie, C. "Support for investor activism among UK ethical investors." Journal of Business Ethics  (2000) 24, 215-222.

Lewis, A., and Mackenzie, C. "Green and Ethical investing: Can it make a difference ’’, in A. Warhurst (ed) Towards a Collaborative Environmental Research Agenda, Macmillan, Basingstoke and St Martin's Press, N.Y. (2000).

Winnett, A., and Lewis, A. " ‘You’d have to be green to invest in this’: popular economic models, financial journalism and ethical investment . Journal of Economic Psychology  (2000) 21, 3, 319-339.

Mackenzie, C. and Lewis, A. "Morals and Markets:The case of ethical investors" Business Ethics Quarterly (1999) 9,3.439-452.

Lewis, A. "Markets, morals and the case of ethical/green investing", in P. Earl and S. Kemp (ed) Consumer Research and Economic Psychology, Edward Elgar, Northampton, MA (1999).

Brandon, G., and Lewis, A. "A Quantitative and Qualitative field study of household energy consumption in the U.K." Journal of Environmental Psychology (1999),19,75-85.

Lewis, A., Mackenzie, C., Webley , P., and Winnett , A. "Morals and Markets: Some policy implications of ethical investing", in P. Taylor-Gooby (ed) Choice and Public Policy, Macmillan, London (1998).

Jones, P., Cullis, J., and Lewis, A. "Public versus private provision for altruism." Kyklos (1998) 51,3-24.

Cullis, J. and Lewis, A. "Why people pay taxes: From a conventional economic model to a model of social convention", Journal of Economic Psychology,(1997),18,305-321.( Reprinted in S.James (ed) The Handbook of Taxation, Routledge (2002).

Lewis, A "Editorial", Journal of Economic Psychology, (1996),17,1-2

Winnett , A. and Lewis, A. "Household accounts, mental accounts and savings behaviour", Journal of Economic Psychology, (1995),16,431-448.

Lewis, A. and van Venrooij , M. "Perceptions of Loan Duration and Repayment",Journal of Economic Psychology, (1995),16,161-168.

Wallschutzky, I. and Lewis, A. "Tax perceptions and tax reform" in C.Sandford (Ed) More Key Issues in Tax Reform  Fiscal publications,Bath (1995).

Burgoyne , C. and Lewis, A. "Distributive justice in marriage: equality or equity?", Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, (1994), 4, 2, 101-114.

Haddon , L. and Lewis, A. "Teleworking: an annotated review", International Journal of Human Resource Management, (1994), 5, 1, 193-223.

Warneryd , K-E. and Lewis, A. "Ethics and Economic Affairs: Introduction" in A. Lewis and K-E. Warneryd (eds) Ethics and Economic Affairs, Routledge, London (1994).

Lewis, A. and Webley, P. "Social and Ethical Investing: Beliefs, Preferences and the Willingness to Sacrifice Financial Return" in A. Lewis and K-E. Warneryd (eds) op.cit.

Lewis, A. "Ethics and Economic Affairs: The Future" in A. Lewis and K-E. Warneryd (eds) op.cit.

Cullis , J., Lewis, A. and Winnett , A. "Paying to be Good? U.K. Ethical Investments", Kyklos, (1992) 45, pp 3-24. Reprinted in Economics and Psychology (ed) Maital, S. and Maital , S. Edward Elgar , Aldershot, 1993.

Lewis, A. "Voices from the exogenous domain: social psychology", in U. Himmelstrand (ed) Interfaces in Economic and Social Analysis, Routledge , London, 1992.

Burgoyne, C., Lewis, A., Webley, P. and Routh, D. 'Customer Reactions to Automated Teller Machines (ATM's): A Field Study in a U.K. Building Society' in S. Lea, P. Webley and B. Young (eds) New Directions in Economic Psychology (1992), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Webley, P., Levine, M., and Lewis, A. "A Study in Economic Psychology: Children's Saving in a Play Economy", Human Relations (1991), 44, 2, pp 127-146. Reprinted in Economic Psychology (ed) Maital, S. and Maital, S. Edward Elgar, Aldershot, 1993.

Lewis, A. and Cullis, J. "Ethical Investments: Preferences and Morality". Journal of Behavioural Economics (1990), 19, 4, pp 395-411.

Lewis, A. "Economic Beliefs" in C. Fraser and G. Gaskell (eds). Attitudes, Opinions and Representations: Some Psychological Analyses of Widespread Beliefs. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1990.

Lewis, A. "Fiscal Psychology" in D. Collard (ed.) Fiscal Policy, Avebury, Gower, Aldershot. 1990.

Lewis, A. and Cullis, J. "Preferences, Economics and Psychology and the Economic Psychology of Public Sector Preference Formation. Journal of Behavioural Economics (1988), 17, I, pp 19-33).

Lewis, A., Furnham, A. and Snell, M. "Lay Explanations for the Causes of Unemployment in Britain: Political Psychology (1987), 8, 3, pp 427-439.

Lewis, A. "Some Methods in Psychological Economics" in P. Earl (ed) Psychological Economics: Development, Tensions, Prospects. Kluwer, 1987.

Antaki, C. and Lewis, A. "Mental Mirrors: Metacognition in Social Knowledge" in Antaki, C. and Lewis, A. (eds) Mental Mirrors. Sage: London and Beverly Hills, 1986.

Lewis, A. and Furnham, A. "Reducing Unemployment: Lay Beliefs about How to Reduce Current Unemployment" Journal of Economic Psychology (1986) 7, pp 75-85.

Lewis, A. and Snell, M. "Increasing Organ and Kidney Donation: Campaigns and Policy Implications" Social Sciences and Medicine. (1986) 22, 10, pp 1075-1080.

Sandford, C. and Lewis, A. "The Poor Have Taxation Problems Too". Accountancy (1986) April, pp 94-96.

Lewis, A. "Fiscal Policy: the importance of perceptions and attitudes" in B. Gilad and S. Kaish, The Handbook of Behavioural Economics. JAI: New York, 1986.

Lewis, A. "Metacognition in Interpersonal Relations and Persuasive Communications" in C. Antaki and A. Lewis (Eds). Mental Mirrors. Sage: London and Beverly Hills, 1986.

James, S., Lewis, A. and Maloney, J. "Tax Difficulties of the Elderly", Ageing and Society. (1985) 5, pp 305-317.

Cullis, J. G. and Lewis, A. "Some Hypotheses on Tax Knowledge and Preferences" Journal of Economic Psychology (1985) 6, pp 271-287.

Lewis, A. and Jackson, D. Voting Preferences and Attitudes to Public Expenditure: Political Studies. (1985) XXXIII, pp 459-466.

Lewis, A. "A Comment on M.E. Derbyshires', 'The Use of Statistics in the Personal Social Services' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A) (1983) 146, 2.

Lewis, A. "Public Expenditure: Perceptions and Preferences" Journal of Economic Psychology (1983) 3, 2, pp 159-167.

Lewis, A. "Introduction to Fiscal Psychology" Journal of Economic Psychology. (1982) 2, 2, pp 155-163.

Lewis, A. "The Social Psychology of Taxation" British Journal of Social Psychology. (1982) 21, pp 151-158. (Also published in W. Stroebe and W. Meyer (eds) Social Psychology and Economics, British Psychological Society: Leicester 1982).

Lewis, A. "Rate and Fiscal Referenda: the issues" Political Quarterly. (1982) 53, 1, pp 73-77.

Lewis, A. "Attributions and Politics" Personality and Individual Differences. (1981) Vol. 2, No. 1, p 14.

James, S., Lewis, A. and Wallschutzky, I. "Fiscal Fog in Britain and Australia" Australian Tax Review. March (1981) Vol. 10, 1, pp 26-35.

Lewis, A. "Understanding Tax Forms" Certified Accountant. February (1981) (not refereed).

Lewis, A. "Attitudes to Public Expenditure and their Relationship to Voting Preferences" Political Studies. Vol. June (1980) XXVIII, No. 2, pp 284-292.

Lewis, A. "An Empirical Assessment of Tax Mentality" Public Finance. (1979) No. 2, pp 245-257.

Lewis, A. "The Comprehensibility of Government Forms and Pamphlets" Policy and Politics. (1979) Vol. 7, No. 4, pp 377-385.

Lewis, A., Sandford, C. T. and Pleming, C. "Labour should think again about that Wealth Tax" Accountancy. (1978) Vol. 89, No. 1021, pp 44-48 (not refereed).

Lewis, A. "Perception of Tax Rates" The British Tax Review (1978) No. 6, pp 358-366.

James, S. and Lewis, A. "Fiscal Fog" The British Tax Review. (1977) No. 6, pp 371-378.

Giles, H., Bourhis, R., Trudgill, P. and Lewis, A. "The Imposed Norm Hypothesis: A Validation" Quarterly Journal of Speech. (1974) Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 405-410.


International Conferences (published as conference proceedings) and Invited Lectures

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (2009) “ The Credit Crunch: A psychological perspective” and “ A pilot study of a personal carbon allowance simulation” (with Stuart Capstick). International Association of Researchers in Economic Psychology (IAREP) and the Society for Behavioural Economics (SABE).

Rome (2008) “Cultural and individual differences in tax compliance: The U.K. and Italy compared” IAREP. With John Cullis, Phil Jones and Sonia Carrera.

Washington D.C. American Bar Foundation (2007). Tax Gap Seminar (Invited Commentator).

Atlanta. Georgia State University (2007) “Tax compliance: Social norms and culture” (Paper written by Cullis, Jones and Lewis, presented by John Cullis).

Ljubljana (Slovenia) (2007) “Sustainable investment” IAREP. With Carmen Juravle.

Paris (2006) “Taxing cultures”. IAREP. With John Cullis, Phil Jones and Antonio Savoia.

Prague (2005) “Lay understanding of inflation and discounting: A questionnaire study”. IAREP.

Bath  University (2005) “Behavioural Finance” the first of an ESRC seminar series “Beyond Homo Economicus”  Chief Organizer, Paul Webley (University Of Exeter), David Routh (University of Bristol)..

H.M.Treasury (HEEDnet seminar)(2004). “Environmental Instruments for the Environment: A Psychological Perspective”.

Ann Arbor, University of Michigan (2004) "The artful and the artless dodger: Responses to the challenge of instrumental tax evasion". International conference on Behavioural Public Finance. Paper presented with J.Cullis with a written contribution from P.Jones.

Bergen (Norway) (2003) "The differing financial management styles of married, nearly married and co-habiting heterosexual couples in Great Britain" . IAREP. Paper with Carole Burgoyne and Anne Edmunds.

Bath (2003)  "Morals, markets and money" .International Conference of Critical Psychology.

Turku, Finland (2002)    "Does size really matter: The burden of student debt". Joint paper presented by Adrian Scott. IAREP.

Bath (2001) organizer with Adrian Scott and Brad Jorgensen 26th IAREP conference.

Baden, Vienna, Austria (2000) "Student Debt". International Association of Researchers in Economic Psychology .(Joint paper presented by Adrian Scott).

Belgirate, Italy (1999) "A Focus Group Study of the Motivation to Invest."  IAREP.

San Francisco (1998) "Morals, Money, Ethical Investing and Economic Psychology" International Association of Applied Psychology (hereafter: IAAP).

Valencia (1997) "Motives ,Morals and Money", IAREP .

Montreal (1997) "Ethical and Green investment :Can it make a difference?" The Society for the Advancement of Socio- Economics (hereafter: SASE )( with Craig Mackenzie).

Paris(1996) "Morals and Markets:The case of ethical investors", (IAREP)(with Craig Mackenzie).

Paris(1996) "A Field Study of Household Energy Consumption in the U.K.".(with Gwendolyn Brandon). IAREP

Geneva(1996) "Morals and Markets:The case of Ethical Investors" , SASE.

Madrid (1994) "Why do people pay taxes: an economic (social) psychology approach",(IAAP) (Presented by John Cullis).

Paris (1994) "Towards an economic (social) psychology of private charitable giving in the U.K. in the Thatcher years". (SASE).

University of California, Irvine (1992) "Ethical Influences on investment and other economic behaviours", (SASE).

Harvard University (1992) "Doing Economic Psychology" (invited lecture, Psychology Department).

University of New Mexico (1992) "Economics, Political Rhetoric and Applause" (invited lecture: Sociology Department).

University of Connecticut (1992) "Psychology and Economic Affairs" (invited lecture: Sociology Department and Economics Department).

Washington D. C. (1990) "Good Causes and Efficient Markets", American Economic Association(joint paper presented by John Cullis).

Stockholm School of Economics (1990) "Ethical Investments" (joint conference of SASE and IAREP).

Harvard Business School (1989) "Paying for Good Causes" (joint paper presented by John Cullis) (SASE).

Exeter, U. K. (1989) "Customer Reactions to Automated Teller Machines" (IAREP) (joint paper presented by Carole Burgoyne).

Aarhus, Denmark (1987) "Savings Behaviour" (IAREP)

Paris, France (1986) "Interdisciplinary dimensions of economic analysis: the view from social psychology". UNESCO.

Vermont, U.S.A. Middlebury College (1985) Participant: International Conference of Behavioural Economics.

Tilburg, The Netherlands (1984) "Fiscal Psychology" (IAREP).

Stockholm School of Economics (1983) "The Psychology, Politics and Economics of Communications between Government and Citizens" (invited lecture).

Bologna, Italy (1983) "Attitudes and Beliefs about Unemployment" (IAREP).

Edinburgh, Scotland (1982) "The Comprehensibility of Government Documents" (IAREP).

Paris, France (1981) "Attitudes Towards Taxation and Public Spending" (IAREP).

Leuven, Belgium (1980) "The Fiscal Connection" (IAREP).


British Conferences and Invited Lectures

‘Litterbugs’   Press conference. Policy Exchange, London. (2009) With Bill Bryson (representing the Campaign to Protect Rural England) Lord Hunt (DEFRA Minister of State) and Nick Herbert (Shadow Minister).

3rd ESRC Research Methods Festival (2008). The Experimental Method and Rational Economic Man: A Perspective from Economic Psychology”. St. Catherine’s, Oxford University

Institute of Public Policy Research (2008) “Personal Carbon Trading :A view from Psychology and Behavioural Economics”. (With Stuart Capstick).

H.M.Treasury (HEEDnet seminar)(2004) “ Economic Instruments for the Environment: A Psychological  Perspective”

BPS(Social Psychology Section)  "Morals,Markets and Money" LSE (2003).

Citizenship and the Environment  "Institutional obstacles to pro-environmental action" University of Newcastle (with Nick Nash,2003).

British Association "Money: The root of all evil?" Cardiff (1998 )

ESRC :Economic Beliefs and Behaviour(Chair and Presenter) "The Economic Psychology of Market Choice".University College,Oxford (1998)

British Psychological Society(BPS)(Chair and Presenter) "Economic Psychology and social representations". College of Ripon and St John,York (1995)

International Research Network on the Environment and Society (IRNES). University of Warwick (1994), "Morals and the Market".

British Psychological Society (BPS) (Social Psychology section) Chair: Economic Psychology Symposium, St Catherine's Oxford (1983).

BPS, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, "What is Economic Psychology" 1987.

BPS, University of Kent, "Social Psychology of Taxation" 1986.

International Association of Applied Psychology Edinburgh, 1983 "Economic Psychology and the Public Sector".

Invited Presentations, Universities of Cambridge, Bristol, Exeter, Cardiff, Sheffield, Lancaster ,Manchester , Newcastle, Reading, UWE and Sussex.

Annual Public Administration Conference, York, 1982 "Psychology and the Public Sector".


Recent Teaching and Postgraduate Supervision

1. Economic and Environmental Psychology to final year undergraduates.

2. Social Psychology: Critical and Traditional Approaches.

3. Research Methods


Recent Postgraduate Supervision:

Carmen Smith “ Ecological Citizenship Among Concerned Consumers” ESRC (SWDTC) 1 +3 2011-

Stuart Capstick “ Personal Carbon Trading”. MRes Psychology competed (with distinction) 2008.

Nick Nash “Not in my front garden: The social construction of a greenfield development site.” ESRC PhD completed 2007

Danyelle Guyatt " Socially responsible  institutional investment". ESRC  PhD completed 2006.

Annette Otto “Adolescent Saving”. PhD External Examiner, 2007.Completed 2009.

Caroline Roberts “British Attitudes toward the EURO”. PhD External Examiner 2007.

Lorraine Whitmarsh “Flooding and Behaviour Change”. PhD Internal Examiner, 2006.

Hong Mao “Tax Compliance in China”. MPhil. External Examiner, 2006.

Caroline Adams " The psychology of VAT compliance" . PhD External Examiner, 2002.

Adrian Scott " The psychology of UK student debt". (PhD completed 2004 ; MSc completed 1999).

Teresa Daniel " Individual Differences in Intertemporal Choice" PhD   External Examiner,  1998 .

Craig Mackenzie " The history and authenticity of ethical investing" ESRC PhD. Completed 1997.

Constantina Bichta "Money management in the family" MSc . Completed 1996.

Mark McNulty "The Construction of Fashion in the Clothing Industry" MPhil Completed 1995.

Nick Rigillo "The Psychology of Investment Decision Making in Small and Large Firms" MPhil. Completed 1995.

Maureen Williamson "Lay People's Cognitive Models of the Economy" PhD.External Examiner, 1992.

Carole Burgoyne "The Meanings of Money" PhD. Completed 1991.



International Association of Researchers in Economic Psychology (IAREP).

British Psychological Society (Social Psychology Section).


Journal Reviewer

British Journal of Psychology

The Economic Journal

Cambridge Journal of Economics

Journal of Organisational Behaviour

Accountancy and Business Research

Human Relations

Journal of Economic Psychology (guest editor, 1982, 1983; book review editor 1982 - 1991,editor 1996-2000, editorial board 1982-to date).

Journal of Public Policy

Policy and Politics

Natural Resources Forum

European Journal of Social Psychology

British Journal of Social Psychology

Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology

Journal of Socio-Economics.(editorial board).

Journal of Consumer Policy

Journal of Business Ethics

Journal of Economic Education

Review of Behavioral Finance

Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment  (Editorial board 2011- to date)


Book Reviews

P.Webley, C.Burgoyne, S.E.G.Lea, B.Young  The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life (2001) in JEP (2002).

M.Friedman. Consumer Boycotts  (1999) in Journal of Economic Psychology (2001).

A. Oppenheim. Questionnaire Design and Attitude Measurement (1992) in Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (1994).

P. Webley et. al., Tax Evasion: An Experimental Approach (1991) in JEP (1992).

N. C. Smith, Morality and the Market (1990) in JEP (1990).

L. Neuberg, Conceptual Anomalies in Economics and Statistics (1989) in JEP (1990).

K. Grunert and F. Olander (eds), Understanding Economic Behaviour(1989) in JEP (1990).

S. Bruyn, The Field of Social Investment (1987) C.U.P., Cambridge, in JEP (1989).

J. Baxter, Social and Psychological Foundations of Economic Analysis (1988), Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, in JEP (1989) (with J. Cullis).

J. Jacoby and J. Olsen, Perceived Quality (1985) Lexington, Mass. in JEP (1988).

A. Etzioni, The Moral Dimension (1988). The Free Press, New York. In The Journal of Economic Psychology (1988).

(With J. Cullis) S.E.G. Lea, R. Tarpy and P. Webley's The Individual in the Economy (1987) C.U.P. Cambridge in The Journal of Economic Psychology (1988).

T. Scitovsky's Human Desire and Economic Satisfaction (1986) Wheatsheaf, Brighton, in The Journal of Public Policy (1987).

F. Koenig's Rumour in the Market Place (1985) Auburn House: Dover, Mass, in The Economic Journal (1987).

H. Collins Changing Order (1985) Sage: Beverly Hills, in the Bulletin of the British Psychological Society (1986).

D. McKay, N. Schofield, P. Schofield and P. Whiteley's Data Analysis and the Social Sciences (1983) Pinter: London, in The Economic Journal (1985).

B. Caldwell's Appraisal and Criticism in Economics. 1984) Allen and Unwin: Boston, in The Economic Journal (1985).

P. Earl's Economic Imagination (1984) Wheatsheaf: Brighton, in Journal of Occupational Psychology (1983).

A. Henderson's Social Power (1981) Praeger: New York, in Current Psychological Reviews (1982).

H. Collins and T. Pinch Frames of Meaning. (1982) Routledge and Kegan Paul: London in The Bulletin of the British Psychological Society (1982).

B. Anderson et. al. Concepts in Judgement and Decision Research. (1981) Praeger: New York, in Current Psychological Reviews (1982).

P.L. Reynaud's Economic Psychology (1981) Praeger: New York, in Psychology News (1982) and Current Psychological Reviews (1982).

R. Coughlin's Ideology, Public Opinion and Welfare Policy. (1980) University of California: Berkeley in Journal of Economic Psychology (1981) and Journal of Public Policy (1981).



ESRC  ( Benchmarking Psychology; Commissioning Panel Centres and Large Grants).

University of Vienna

Austrian Science Fund

Risk and Policy Analysts Ltd. (Marine Littering).

Co-ordinator (Psychology). Great Western Research.

Institute for Public Policy Research (Personal Carbon Trading)

Policy Exchange (Psychology of Littering)

Agilysis (Psychology of Debt)

Egg plc. ( Financial Competence of the General Public).

Nestle UK Ltd. (Money in the Contemporary Family)

British Telecom (Attitudes of Employees to Homeworking).

Halifax Building Society (Consumer Reactions to New Technology).

Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise (Design of Communications; Consumer Surveys; Measurement of Compliance Costs).

Royal Rheumatic Hospital, Bath (Research Methods for Practitioners)

Harris Polls Ltd (Questionnaire Design)

NCR Financial Systems Ltd (Consumer Attitudes to New Technology).


Other Distinctions

Winner(with J.Cullis and P.Jones) for the best paper in socio-economics 1995 presented in Geneva By SASE 1996.