Paula Reavey

LSBU Professor conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

28 February 2023

The Academy of Social Sciences has announced that 56 leading social scientists have been conferred Fellowship of the Academy this spring, including London South Bank University (LSBU) Professor of Psychology and Mental Health, Professor Paula Reavey.

The Academy’s Fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from academic, public, private and third sectors, across the full spectrum of the social sciences. Through leadership, scholarship, applied research, policy-making, and practice, they have helped to deepen the understanding of and address, some of the toughest challenges facing our society and the world.

Paula Reavey is Professor of Psychology and Mental Health in the School of Applied Sciences at LSBU, and the Research and Education director of the Design in Mental Health Network, UK. Her research has a firm focus on the lived experience of individuals who live with distress or unusual beliefs. She has conducted mental health research across a broad range of NHS and community services and works in the field of memory studies, promoting ecological models of memory to develop psycho-social theory. She founded the Masters in Mental Health and Clinical Psychology course at LSBU in 2014, following her passion for promoting lived experience perspectives of mental health.

Professor Paula Reavey, Professor of Psychology and Mental Health at LSBU said, “It is an honour and a delight to have been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences. Using my newly conferred status, I shall continue to advocate for lived experience perspectives of mental health, in support of more experience-led approaches to memory and mental health. LSBU offers practical courses built with world-leading industry partners and award-winning academics, providing students with the advanced skills for successful careers.”

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