Christian Jarrett has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from University of Manchester, a master’s degree in Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry in London and a first-class degree in Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London. His Masters and PhD were funded through two full Medical Research Council scholarships. He won several awards during his academic studies, including the University of Manchester’s Annual Research Prize for Neuroscience in 2004, the British Oculomotor Group’s Student Poster prize in 2003 and the Driver prize for outstanding undergraduate performance in psychology at Royal Holloway.
Jarrett is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, full member of the Association of British Science Writers and the Guild of Health Writers. He’s written freelance for The Times, The Guardian, WIRED, WIRED UK, New Scientist, BBC Focus, Psychologies, the Centre for Affective Sciences in Geneva, Unilever, the Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Ivy Press, BioMedCentral, Outdoor Fitness, the Psychological Testing Centre, OneLife, Insight Magazine, New Statesman, Psychology Today, 99U, Trends in Cognitive Sciences (TICS), Mind Hacks, Creative Huddle and The Creativity Post. He also taught Biological Psychology for the Open University and worked as a freelance copy-editor for TICS.
Jarrett’s Rough Guide to Psychology was shortlisted for the 2011 British Psychological Society Book Award and for the 2012 Guild of Health Writers ‘Best Health Book’ Award. His Research Digest blog was a finalist in the psych/neuro category of the 2013 Science Seeker blogging Awards. Jarrett won ‘Best Sports/Fitness feature’ for his article The Psychology of Stamina in the 2012 Guild of Health Writers Awards. In 2010 he was awarded the ‘Best blog – psychology’ award in the international Research Blogging Awards, for his writing on the BPS Research Digest. He was also shortlisted for two Guild of Health Writers Awards that year, in the ‘Best Trade or Specialist feature’ category and the ‘Best Online feature’ category. In 2009 he was awarded the Guild of Health Writers Award for the ‘Best Trade or Specialist magazine’ feature, for his Psychologist magazine article When Therapy Causes Harm.
Credits to Psychology Writer
Published: 16 March 2014
Last update: 02 February 2015