Leeds professor's contribution to psychology recognised
Professor Daryl O'Connor has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Daryl believes that psychological science has a vast amount to offer in terms of enhancing human capability and closing the gap between todays reality and aspirations for a better world the latter being central to the RSA mission.
Over the last 15-20 years, he has endeavoured to promote the importance of science and psychological theory, approaches and methods in the areas of medicine, endocrinology, and medical epidemiology as well as within the discipline of psychology. However, next he would like to concentrate on Impact.
Daryl believes that the RSA and its Fellows are well placed to increase the impact of science on major society issues such as public health and behaviour change. Moreover, as a Registered Health Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, he hopes to engage with other Fellows in order to improve the impact of psychological research on relevant Government policy, non-governmental initiatives as well as increasing the publics engagement with science more generally.
In 2011, Daryl was elected an Academician by the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) for his significant contribution to the social sciences.