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Professor of Social Developmental Psychology, Nottingham Trent University

Lucy Betts is a Professor of Social Developmental Psychology within the Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University. She is the lead of the Bullying and Aggressive Behaviour Research group at NTU Psychology.

Her main research interests lie within the area of social developmental psychology. In particular, her work focuses on experiences of cyber bullying, face-to-face bullying, and harassment. Findings from this work have been included as oral and written evidence to several parliamentary inquiries.

She is currently a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance's advisory group and a trustee of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation. She has also worked with a number of schools, Nottingham Forest Community Trust, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Violence Reduction Unit, and Anti-Bullying Quality Mark UK on a range of research projects.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, Nottingham Trent University