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Professor Mike Aitken joined King’s in January 2014, to lead the development of the BSc Psychology programme. Previous appointment was Deputy Director of Education in the School of Biological Sciences, and Director of Teaching at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Selwyn College Cambridge.  

MA (Cantab) and PhD in Experimental Psychology from University of Cambridge. 

Co-author of two textbooks ‘Mathematics for Biological Sciences’ and ‘Analysis of Variance for Behavioural Sciences Researchers’. Awarded the 2014 University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching

Research Interests: 

  • Gambling, Luck and Decision-making 
  • Associative Learning and Cognition 



  • Research methods & decision-making