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Juliet Foster has been Dean of Education at the IoPPN since February 2020, having joined the Psychology Department at the IoPPN as Deputy Dean of Education in October 2018. Prior to that she spent many years at Cambridge University, as both a Senior Tutor and Senior Lecturer.

Juliet is a social psychologist whose work focuses on public understandings of heath problems, and in particular of mental health. In it, she draws on theories from sociocultural psychology and is an important part of the international community of scholars working on social representations theory. She has received funding from the ESRC, AHRC and NIHR, among others. She also has an interest in student mental health, and is the academic lead for King’s College London on student mental health and well-being. She specialises in qualitative and mixed methods research.

Juliet is an Assessor for the University Mental Health Charter, and was one of the commissioners on the recent UPPF Student Futures Commission. She has also chaired of the Education and Training Board of the British Psychological Society, and currently sits on the Board of Educational Affairs for the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations. She is an Associate Editor of both Papers on Social Representations and Psychology, Public Policy and Law.