Professor Patrick Leman

Research interests

My research focuses on children's conversations, communication, learning and social development. I am interested  in how social identities (such as gender and race) influence the style of communication and interaction and learning in childhood and early adolescence. I have specific further interests in the links between gender and education, and children's peer group collaboration. My work spans several areas in social and developmental psychology includin moral reasoning, the development of ethnic group attitudes and inclusion and exclusion, and the psychology of gender. More details are available on the Social Development Lab webpages.

I studied at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University (MA Psychology & Philosophy) and Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge (PhD Psychology). Before coming to Royal Holloway I held positions at Goldsmiths College, London and University of Cambridge. I am a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chair of its Developmental Psychology Section, and Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Educational background

MA Oxford University, PhD University of Cambridge, FBPsS

Personal profile

Head of Department

Associate Dean of Science (2011-2014)

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