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Professor Patrick Leman

Research interests

My research focuses on children's socio-cognitive development in educational contexts. I explore the links between psychological processes of communication and learning in areas from moral development, gender, cognition and reasoning, memory and decision-making, inclusion and exclusion, and learning in science. I also focus on and how these processes are affected by children's emerging social identities and relationships in diverse and multicultural contexts. I am also co-founder of the White Water Writers project that aims to increase psychological, social and literacy skills in young people from disadvantaged areas.

I was interim Executive Dean of IoPPN (2016-2017) and 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, and editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology (since 2013).

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