Joining some of the leading names in science and psychology, Geoff Beattie, Professor of Psychology at Edge Hill University, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Established in 1805, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) which is based in Wimpole Street in London, is one of the UK’s major providers of postgraduate education and it promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.

Professor Beattie has been awarded this coveted title due to his ability to analyse non-verbal communication and body language, and his research into social psychology. As well as teaching psychology, he has published a large number of books and academic journals, and has received other accolades such as a Fellowship of the British Psychological Society.

“The Royal Society of Medicine is a very old and distinguished society,” said Professor Beattie. “Its members are drawn from medicine and related disciplines, including psychology.  Becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine will provide excellent opportunities for me to network with academics and practitioners from a range of connected fields and allow me to keep up to date with cutting-edge research in health, neuroscience and psychological disorders.”

RSM Fellowships are awarded to scientists following nomination or committee review, and candidates must have made a substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge and medical science.

Benefits include access to one of the largest medical libraries in the world, which can help academics further develop their research and the RSM also offers support for continuing professional development by holding over 400 meetings throughout the year spanning 60 areas of interest.

Other distinguished Fellows of the RSM include Professor Jamie Hacker-Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, and internationally-renowned Professor Glyn Humphreys, who have both recently visited Edge Hill.

Find out more about studying Psychology at Edge Hill University here.