ARU Blogs — ProfessorViren Swami

Viren Swami sitting outside

Faculty:Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Viren joined Anglia Ruskin University as Professor of Social Psychology in 2015, having previously worked at the University of Westminster and the University of Liverpool. He is also the Director of, and Adjunct Professor at, the Centre for Psychological Medicine, a collaborative research centre between Anglia Ruskin University and Perdana University in Malaysia. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an Associate Editor for the journals Body Image and PLOS One.

Viren is a prominent science communicator and author, with extensive experience of television, radio, and digital and print media work. He also frequently presents his research at science, literary, and music festivals, and works with Guerilla Science to dispel myths of attraction through Attraction Labs. Viren’s most recent book, Attraction Explained, has received critical acclaim, being praised as “beautifully written” while managing to be “scrupulously accurate”. Viren is also the convenor of Mind-Body Matters, a series of public engagement events held at Anglia Ruskin University.

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30 March 2020

As we self-isolate due to coronavirus, Viren Swami, Professor of Social Psychology at ARU, offers some tips for staying healthy and maintaining our well-being. Read more…


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