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Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, University of Nottingham

Dr Daniel Jolley is an Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the University of Nottingham. He is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society, where he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Social Psychology Section. Daniel’s main area of research is the psychology of conspiracy theories. He is particularly interested in using experimental methods to examine the social consequences of exposure to conspiracy theories and test tools to alleviate the negative impact of conspiracy theories on the individual and wider society. Daniel has co-authored articles in outlets such as PLoSONE, the British Journal of Psychology and Political Psychology and has received funding from research bodies such as the British Academy. He blogs at and tweets @DrDanielJolley


  • 2022–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • 2019–2022
    Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
  • 2017–2019
    Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer, Staffordshire University
  • 2014–2015
    Research Associate, Lancaster University


  • 2015 
    University of Kent, PhD in Social Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • British Psychological Society