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Head of School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide

Elaine Fox outside the Rad Cam, wearing a blue suit jacketElaine Fox has been appointed Professor and Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Prior to moving to Australia, she was Supernumerary Fellow in Experimental Psychology and Professor of Cognitive and Affective Psychology at Univ.

At Oxford, she founded and directed Oxford Centre for Emotion and Affective Neuroscience (OCEAN) a world-leading research centre exploring the nature of resilience and mental wellbeing. A cognitive psychologist by training, she is a leading mental health researcher combining genetics, psychology and neuroscience in her work. Elaine also runs a consultancy, Oxford Elite Performance, bringing cutting-edge science and psychology to those at the top levels of sport, business and the military. She was born and brought up in Dublin, Ireland and has held academic positions in Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and Australia. Her first book Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain was published in 2012 and her new book Switchcraft: Harnessing the Power of Mental Agility to Transform Your Life will be published in 2022.

Her books, including Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain and Emotion Science, are available to buy in bookshops and online. You can read an interview with Professor Fox here and you can follow her on Twitter.

Published: 17 March 2022

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