Dr Chris Pawson

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  • Qualifications:PGCHE; PGDip; MSc; PhD
  • Position:Associate Professor in Psychology
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 87268
  • Email:Chris.Pawson@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Chris is an Associate Professor in Psychology. He joined UWE Bristol in 2014 as Head of Psychology and Associate Head of Department for Health and Social Sciences. 

Chris previously worked at Birkbeck, and the University of East London where he was a Principal Lecturer and Director of Psychology Learning and Teaching. Prior to joining UEL, and completing his PhD at the Institute for Research in Child Development, Chris worked for H.M. Home Office working on the evaluation of psychological interventions for young people and their families.

Area of expertise

Chris has postgraduate qualifications in teaching (PGCHE) and Clinical & Community psychology, and his broad research interests concern the application of community psychological frameworks to promote and improve mental health and wellbeing. Currently, he is working on a research programme exploring multiple exclusion homelessness in Bristol.

Chris is also a Reader in Anthrozoology at Hartpury University and has a Masters degree in Primate Conservation. He sits on the Lundy Field Society committee and Board of Trustees for Secret World Wildlife Rescue. These roles reflect his expertise and interests in animal behaviour, and conservation ecology. Related to this, Chris teaches and conducts research in the areas of animal behaviour and cognition, and human-animal interaction. He is also currently supervising undergraduate and doctoral research students in all of these areas.


2023 - UWE Impact Award and Outstanding Teaching Award

2021 - Outstanding Teaching Award 

2020 - UWE Inspirational Leadership Award

2019 - Outstanding Teaching Award

2019 - Student Experience Award

2018 - Outstanding Teaching Award

2017 - Manager of the Year

2017 - Outstanding Teaching Award & Assessment and Feedback 

2015 - UWE Inspirational Leadership Award


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