Martyn Barrett is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. He is a developmental and social psychologist but has a strong commitment to multidisciplinary research. His primary research interests are focused on young people, race, ethnicity and nation, including the societal challenges which arise from cultural diversity. He is particularly interested in the development of intergroup attitudes, intercultural competence, and the development of civic attitudes and active citizenship in young people. He has worked as an expert for the Council of Europe since 2006 and is currently leading a CoE flagship project on Competences for Democratic Culture. For further information, please see www.martynbarrett.com
Chris Fife-Schaw is a Professor of Psychology and former Head of Psychology at the University of Surrey. His research has included studies of young people’s responses to AIDS/HIV, young people’s orientations towards new technologies, public responses to genetic technologies, risk perception, perceptions of food-related hazards and communication of water-borne hazards. He lectures in social psychology, research methods and statistics and his research interests are in health promotion, risk perception, models of behavioural regulation, and developing alternative measures of attitudes that do not involve questionnaires.
Harriet Tenenbaum is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Surrey. She is interested in how children learn from everyday interactions with others, such as conversations with parents and peers. She has two main lines of research. First, she is interested in how children learn about everyday science and emotion understanding. Much of this work has focused on how child gender influences conversations about science and emotion. Second, her work focuses on children’s reasoning about social issues, such as children’s rights (and especially rights for others) and rejection based on social groups. She is the Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology.