THE UNIVERSITY of Bradford has appointed a new head of the School of Social Sciences.

Professor Peter Mitchell will take up the post on April 6, 2020 and will be responsible for the School, including peace studies and international development, psychology, social work and social care, and sociology and criminology.

Peter completed his degrees at the University of Liverpool (psychology, specialising in cognitive development). He has held lecturing and top university positions around the world, including Malaysia and Canada. He is also the author of a first-year undergraduate textbook on developmental psychology and has led a project on how we encourage students to use mobile devices to aid learning.

Peter said: “I very much look forward to meeting everyone in the School of Social Sciences, where I will devote lots of time to talking to everyone about our School."