The Royal Society of Arts building

Professor Geoff Beattie has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for ‘a prominent contribution to social change research’. His research contributions to the psychology of communication, psychological barriers to climate change and implicit ethnic bias were highlighted.

The Royal Society of Arts, founded in 1754, is a politically independent organisation which invites experts from a broad range of industries and fields to help find innovative and practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Notable past and present Fellows include Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, Adam Smith, William Hogarth, Richard Attenborough, Stephen Hawking and Tim Bernard-Lee. This Fellowship will allow Professor Beattie to develop and extend some important ideas. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.