Position: Emeritus Professor
School of Psychology
The University of East London
John Radford was the first head of Psychology at what was then West Ham College of Technology, from 1965, and later Dean of Science. He introduced Psychology as an A-level subject in 1970. He was Chair of the Psychology Board of the Council for National Academic Awards, which oversaw the subject in non-university higher education to 1992. He founded the Association for the Teaching of Psychology. He is a Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the British Psychological Society, and was the inaugural recipient of the Society’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Teaching of Psychology. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Psychology Education from the British Psychological Society, the first such award in the Society’s 110-year history. He is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and of the Royal Society of Arts.
Current areas of interest are high achievement, higher education, gender differences, and the psychology of religion.
Publically available research outputs are available to download from UEL’s Research Open Access Repository (ROAR).