Patrick Leman

Patrick Leman

Professor, Dean of Education

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Research interests

I am Dean of Education at the IoPPN, King's College London, since 2015 (previously interim Executive Dean of IoPPN, 2016-2017). Before coming to King's I was Head of Department of Psychology and Associate Dean of Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. I am a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Higher Education Academy and PLuS Alliance.

My research explores children's social and cognitive development in educational contexts including the links between gender and race and communication and learning. I examine peer relationships and how these relate to inclusion and exclusion behaviour, moral development, cognition and learning in science. My work uses experimental and qualitative approaches to demonstrate how children's emerging knowledge about the world and themselves is influenced by their own and others' social identities in diverse and multicultural contexts. Recently, I have also begun to develop educational and other interventions tp promote positive youth development and the relationship between arts and learning in science and mental health.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jun 1996

Master of Arts, Psychology & Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jun 1993

External positions

Editor, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, British Psychological Society

2013 → …

Chair, Developmental Psychology Section, British Psychological Society

1 Sept 201215 Sept 2014

Fellow, British Psychological Society

2011 → …

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

2006 → …


  • L Education (General)
  • BF Psychology


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