UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Prof Daniel Richardson

Prof Daniel Richardson

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psychology

Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2008

Research summary

My research investigates how internal cognitive processes are grounded in the body, the environment and the social world. In the standard information processing accounts of cognition, the theoretical model is of a cognitive system that thinks and acts in isolation. Accordingly, laboratory experiments quarantine subjects away from a social context.  In my research, I find that a rich interaction between cognitive, perceptual-motor and social factors plays out in the body and eye movements of people perceiving the world, acting upon it, and communicating with each other.

To read more about my work, please visit my lab website

Teaching summary

I teach Introduction to Social Psychology in the Spring term, and numerous guest lectures in undergraduate and masters programmes. 


Cornell University
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2003
University of Oxford
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 1997


I am currently a Reader in the department of Experimental Psychology at University College London. Before coming to UCL, I was an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, a graduate student at Cornell, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, and an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I have also carried out experiments at the London Science Museum and for the BBC. I received the Early Career Provost's Teaching Award and the Team Teaching Provost Award at UCL.