Dr Alyson Blanchard

Dr Alyson Blanchard is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and joined BGU in 2018, having previously taught at Nottingham Trent University and Liverpool Hope University. Alyson is Module Leader for the core modules Individual Differences and the Biology of Personality, psychology and Psychology: The development of a discipline, and the third-year, independent study module.

Alyson gained her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2017. Her career has been varied, having first obtained a BA Hons in Archaeology and Prehistory from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and then the NCTJ Diploma in Press Photography in 2001, with a subsequent successful career as a freelance editorial photographer for over 15 years.

Alyson is an Evolutionary Psychologist with expertise in personality and individual differences especially in respect to psychopathy, the Dark Triad and vulnerable Dark Triad, as well as behavioural change in response to variations in environmental conditions. Her research has garnered international attention and she has appeared on television discussing her research on voting behaviour in the EU Referendum of 2016. She is on the Board for the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, the Editorial Board of the journal, Personality and Individual Differences and is a member of the Affect, Personality and Embodied Brain (APE) research group at Nottingham Trent University.