Dr Guy Cumberbatch – head of the Communications Research Group – is a Chartered Psychologist and has specialized in social and media psychology for over three decades.
He graduated from University College Cardiff with a Special Honours degree in Psychology and completed his PhD at Leicester University in Information Processing. Following three years post-doctoral work on television violence at Leicester’s Centre for Mass Communication Research, he joined Aston University’s Applied Psychology Department as a lecturer in Statistics, Social Psychology and, Community Psychology and Communications. He left academia after serving terms as Senior Lecturer and Head of Psychology to establish CRG at Aston Science Park.
Guy attaches great importance to objectivity and thus half of all the research done by CRG has been for the regulators and half has been for broadcasters and distributors. He has been expert witness for both defence and prosecution in numerous legal cases involving the media, many of which have been test cases where new principles have been established. He is regularly called upon to offer expert insights for media features and also has credits on the IMDb site!
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