Richard Tunney



Professor Richard Tunney is an experimental cognitive psychologist with a research focus on judgment and decision-making. He is currently Head of Psychology at Aston University in the United Kingdom, where he has been a Professor since 2018. Prior to joining Aston, Professor Tunney was an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham for 12 years, and held other academic positions at Keele University and University College London.
Professor Tunney’s research interests include surrogate decision-making, behavioural addiction, impulsivity, implicit learning and categorization, episodic memory, second-language acquisition, and pro-social behaviour. He is particularly interested in how people make decisions in complex and uncertain environments. His work has important implications for a wide range of real-world issues, such as public policy, healthcare, and business.
In addition to his research, Professor Tunney is also a dedicated teacher and mentor. He has taught a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and he is currently supervising several PhD students. Professor Tunney is also a passionate advocate for public engagement with science, and he regularly gives talks and writes articles for the general public.

Professor Tunney is a highly respected researcher and educator in the field of cognitive psychology. His work has made significant contributions to our understanding of how people make decisions, and he is committed to using his research to make a positive impact on the world.

Professor Tunney is Co-Director of Research for the Academic Forum for the Study of Gambling.