Dr Alyson Blanchard

Alyson joined BGU as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in September 2017 from Nottingham Trent University, and previous to that, Liverpool Hope University. Alyson’s academic career has been varied, originally starting out with a degree in Archaeology & Prehistory from the University of Sheffield and then later transitioned into psychology, gaining her doctorate from the University of Liverpool last year (2016). Alyson is an Evolutionary Psychologist – her thesis focused on the fitness advantages of psychopathic traits and behaviours and is now broadening her research to include mating preferences for other types of adverse personality traits. Alyson is module leader for Understanding Personality & Individual Differences.