WE'RE TREMENDOUSLY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LUCY BOWES AND ROBIN MURPHY HAVE BEEN CONFERRED THE TITLE OF PROFESSOR. The award of the title of Full Professor recognises excellence in research alongside contributions to teaching and good citizenship.
Conferred title: Professor of Developmental Psychopathology
Lucy’s work focuses on the impact of early life stress on psychological and behavioural development. In particular, her research examines the effects of bullying and maltreatment on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
She said, "It is such a huge (overwhelming!) honour to have been awarded the title of Professor of Developmental Psychopathology. I certainly wouldn't have achieved this without the support of inspirational colleagues and the amazing Orange Lab group - thank you! The pandemic has highlighted the importance of understanding how stress and adversity can influence young people's mental health, and I will continue to take inspiration from the incredible resilience shown by children and adolescents in such challenging circumstances."
Conferred title: Professor of Experimental Psychology
Robin’s work uses associative theory to explain mental activity in animals and as applied to human learning in the developing field of Computational Psychopathology. He uses associative mechanisms to explain disorders of the mind.
He said, “I am very pleased to be awarded this title, that reflects my experiences with my steadfast colleagues, wonderful students and my supportive family.”