UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Prof Chris McManus

Prof Chris McManus

Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Medical Education

UCL Medical School

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2022

Research summary

Medical education and training

Cerebral lateralisation

Experimental aesthetics

Teaching summary

My main third year course is on Advanced Multivariate Statistics. I also contribute to other teaching on the Psychology course and in the Research Department of Medical Education


University of London
Doctorate, Doctor of Medicine | 1985
University of Cambridge
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1980
University of Cambridge
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1976
University of Birmingham
Doctorate, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery | 1975
University of Cambridge
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1972


Trained as a doctor in Cambridge (1969-72) and Birmingham (1972-75). After housejobs (1975-76) returned to Cambridge to do a PhD in the genetics and neuropsychology of handedness and cerebral dominance (1976-79). Since 1979 has worked in various medical schools and colleges of the University of London, firstly St. Mary's Hospital Medical School and Bedford College, then UCL and St. Mary's, then UCL and Imperial College School of Medicine, and since 1997 entirely at UCL, albeit in two departments (Psychology/CEHP/PALS and CHIME/ACME/DoME/RDME).